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Species Electrostrymon angelia - Fulvous Hairstreak - Hodges#4352

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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 Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Electrostrymon
Species angelia (Fulvous Hairstreak - Hodges#4352)
Hodges Number
Wingspan: 2 - 2.9 cm (3/4 - 1 1/8 inches).
Hindwing with 2 tails. Upperside red-orange with black borders. Underside of hindwing gray-brown with large eyespot near lower tip of wing; postmedian line is white edged with black.
Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and some other Antillean islands.
Host plants: Salvia spp. (Labiatae) and plants of Anacardiaceae
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid singly on leaves and stems; caterpillars eat the leaves.
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