Coyote Cloudywing

Achalarus toxeus
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Achalarus toxeus, the coyote cloudywing or coyote skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found from Panama, north through Central America and Mexico to central Texas. Strays can be found up to southern Arizona. The wingspan is 42–50 mm. Adults are on wing from February to November. There are three generations per year. The caterpillars feed on young leaves of Ebenopsis ebano. Adults feed on flower nectar.

Coyote Cloudywing

Achalarus toxeus
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Scientific classification

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

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