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Achlyodes thraso (Sickle-winged Skipper)


Wikipedia Abstract

Achlyodes mithridates, the sickle-winged skipper or Jung's dusky wing, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from Argentina, north through tropical America and the West Indies to southern Texas. A regular stray north to central Texas, rarely to Arkansas and Kansas. The wingspan is 35–45 mm. Adults are on wing all year round in most of its range. The larvae feed on leaves of Rutaceae species, including Zanthoxylum fagara in Texas and Zanthoxylum monophyllum in tropical America. Adults feed on flower nectar.
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Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Zanthoxylum fagara (lime pricklyash)[1]
Zanthoxylum schreberi (yellow prickle)[1]

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0