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Species Astraptes anaphus - Yellow-tipped Flasher - Hodges#3901

Yellow-tipped Flasher - Astraptes anaphus Yellow-tipped Flasher - Astraptes anaphus
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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 Eudaminae (Dicot Skippers)
Genus Astraptes (Flashers)
Species anaphus (Yellow-tipped Flasher - Hodges#3901)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Astraptes anaphus (Cramer, 1777)
Large skipper, dark brown with faint darker bands, with a wide yellow edge on the trailing half of the hindwing (above and below).
s. TX (as a stray) to Peru - Map (MPG, Boa)
Caterpillars feed on vines in the legume family (Fabaceae).
Life Cycle
Caterpillars feed in groups but rest singly in shelters made of leaves webbed together.
First U.S. record reported by Freeman (1945).
Print References
Freeman, H.A. 1945. Notes on some North American Hesperiidae, with two new records for the United States (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Entomological News 56(1): 4-5.