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Copaeodes minima

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Copaeodes minima
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Tribe  Thymelicini
Rank  Species
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Similar  Polites vibex, Atalopedes campestris, Wallengrenia otho, Pyrgus oileus, Lerema accius

Copaeodes minima, the southern skipperling, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in the United States from Arkansas east to North Carolina, south through Florida, the Gulf States, Texas, and Mexico to Panama.

The wingspan is 16-22 mm. There are two generations with adults on wing from March to October in Louisiana. Adults are on wing year round in Florida.

The larvae feed on Cynodon dactylon. Adults feed on flower nectar from various flowers, including Helenium tenuifolium.

References

Copaeodes minima Wikipedia


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