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Zilpa Longtail (Chioides zilpa)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Chioides
Species: zilpa


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

San Isidro, Texas

By TexasPuddyPrint
Thumbnail #1 of Zilpa Longtail (Chioides zilpa) by TexasPuddyPrint

Member Notes:

Positive TexasPuddyPrint On Sep 14, 2008, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

Regular stray to south Texas. Adults perch with their wings closed. Topside (dorsal view) brownish in color with diagonaly glassy white to yellow markings. Smaller set of glassy marking near tip of forewing. Underside (ventral view) has variegated markings of brown and white with a prominent white mark near base of hindwings.

Larval host plant: Legume vines in the genus Nissolia.

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