Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Heliopetes macaira
Heliopetes macaira
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Heliopetes macaira, the Turk's-cap white-skipper , is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found from southern Texas in North America, south through Central America to Paraguay. The wingspan is 32–35 mm. There are several generations with adults on wing from April to November in southern Texas. The larvae feed on Malvaviscus drummondii. Adults feed on flower nectar.

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Heliopetes macaira



Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Hesperiidae
genus: Heliopetes

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