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Species Cyllopsis gemma - Gemmed Satyr - Hodges#4573

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Satyrinae (Satyrs, Morphos and Owls)
Tribe Satyrini (Alpines, Arctics, Nymphs and Satyrs)
Genus Cyllopsis
Species gemma (Gemmed Satyr - Hodges#4573)
Hodges Number
4573
Explanation of Names
Cyllopsis gemma (Hübner, 1818)
Numbers
two sub spp:
Cyllopsis gemma gemma (Hübner, [1809]) - Eastern Gemmed-Satyr
Cyllopsis gemma freemani (D. Stallings & Turner, 1947) - Freeman's Gemmed-Satyr - S TX to Guatemala & Belize (BOA)
Identification
Mottled brown wings above and below. Underside of hindwing, near the margin, there is a grayish patch surrounding a few irregular black and white spots.
Range
e US to C. Amer. - Map (MPG, BOA)
Habitat
moist grassy forests
Season
mostly Apr-Oct (BG data)
Food
Caterpillars feed on grasses including Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon). Adults do not visit flowers but are attracted to rotting or overripe fruit.
Print References
Wauer, Roland H. 2004. Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Boulder CO: Johnson Books.
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