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Subfamily Megathyminae - Giant Skippers

Agathymus aryxna - Agathymus Megathymus yuccae - male Moth with a big bum - Megathymus streckeri Ursine Giant-Skipper, Megathymus ursus - Megathymus ursus Manfreda Giant-Skipper - Stallingsia maculosus - female Yucca Giant-Skipper - Megathymus yuccae Agathymus aryxna? - Agathymus aryxna Yucca Giant-Skipper - Megathymus yuccae
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Megathyminae (Giant Skippers)
Explanation of Names
Tribe Megathymini J. H. Comstock & A. Comstock, 1895 (1)
Life Cycle
Larvae bore into leaves, stalks, and roots of agave family plants.
Based on morphology, and molecular studies, recent treatments mostly place this "subfamily" within the Hesperiinae as a tribe.
Print References
Brock, p. 358 (2)