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Species Thessia jalapus - Jalapus Cloudywing - Hodges#3908

Jalapus Cloudywing? side view - Thessia jalapus Jalapus Cloudywing? front view - Thessia jalapus
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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 Thessia
Species jalapus (Jalapus Cloudywing - Hodges#3908)
Hodges Number
I believe the species name is of Mexican origin and so pronounced "ha-LA-pus"
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Achalarus jalapus
Nearly identical to the more common and widespread Coyote Cloudywing (Achalarus toxeus) but with a pronounced tail or lobe on the inside corner of each hindwing
Mexico south through Columbia, with strays occurring north into southeastern Arizona and south Texas
Year-round in Mexico
Adults are nectar feeders; larval host is unknown
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