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Species Spathilepia clonius - Falcate Skipper - Hodges#3920

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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 Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Eudaminae (Dicot Skippers)
Genus Spathilepia
Species clonius (Falcate Skipper - Hodges#3920)
Hodges Number
3920
Explanation of Names
Spathilepia clonius (Cramer, 1775)
Identification
Dark brown upperwings with a bold white diagonal band across the upper and lower surfaces of the forewing
Range
s. TX (as a stray) to Argentina - Map (MPG, BOA)
Food
Adults are nectar feeders. Caterpillars found on legumes of various genera.
Remarks
First U.S. Record: Pharr, Hidalgo Co., Texas - 1944 (Freeman, 1945)
Print References
Freeman, H.A. 1945. Notes on some Hesperiidae, with new records for the United States (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Entomological News 56(4): 102-104.
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