Hesperiidae

Hesperiidae

[hes·pə′rī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The single family of the superfamily Hesperioidea comprising butterflies known as skippers because of their rapid, erratic flight.

Hesperiidae

 

a family of butterflies. The body is stout and has short wings that are held erect when the insect is at rest. There is a downy crest between the antennae, which end in oblong clubs. The coloring ranges from ocher to black; there usually are dark or light spots on the wings. When in flight, the Hesperiidae resemble moths, as they do not flutter about. There are approximately 3,500 species of Hesperiidae, of which more than 70 are found in the USSR. The most common representatives are Pyrgus malvae, the caterpillar of which develops on herbaceous plants of the family Rosaceae, and Hesperia comma and Adopaea lineóla, the caterpillars of which develop on cereals.

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11 25 Platynota rostrana 0 0 (Walker, 1863) Saturniidae Automeris illustris 1 0 (Walker, 1855) Hylesia ebalus Cramer, 1 0 1775 Saturniidae 1 1 0 Hesperiidae Chioides catillus 0 0 (Cramer, 1780) Hesperiidae 1 2 0 Hesperiidae 2 0 0 Hesperiidae 3 0 0 Riodinidae Hallonympha pucipuncta 8 0 (Spitz, 1930) Riodinidae 1 0 0 Noctuidae Tautobriga glaucopis 0 5 Hampson, 1926 Geometridae Stenalcidia sp3.
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Voss maintained a lifelong interest in Lepidoptera of northern Michigan and the Hesperiidae of the world.
He paid much attention to the unique character of antennae, which are cylindrical, thickening from base to apex like in Castniidae and ending in a pointed tip just like in some Hesperiidae (Rhopalocera).
2009) provide online species accounts and photographs of many North American butterflies, and students can search by state to identify the Hesperiidae species that are known to occur in their county and learn more about their life history.
The most common insect families visiting the inflorescences are: Apidae, Cantharidae, Halictidae, Hesperiidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae, and Syrphidae (Scott, 2005).
As no studies have associated species richness patterns of butterflies with environmental gradients of high altitudes in Brazil, we surveyed Hesperiidae ensembles in Serra do Mar along elevational transects (900-1,800 m above sea level.
Another CCA was done including the subfamilies of Nymphalidae (Biblidinae, Heliconiinae, Danainae, Limenitidinae, Nymphalinae, Morphinae and Satyrinae) and Hesperiidae as dependant variables instead of including species and their abundance.
Belvosia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Tachinidae) species parasitize caterpillars and pupae of moths of the families Hesperiidae, Noctuidae, Saturniidae and Sphingidae (Arnaud 1978).
The skipper genus Matapa (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae), described by Moore in 1881 with Ismene aria Moore, 1866 as the type species, is a small group of the family Hesperiidae.
koehleri has been reported in association with species of Sarcophagidae and Tachinidae parasitizing Geometridae, Hesperiidae, Nymphalidae, Noctuidae, and Papilionidae caterpillars (Thompson 1954; De Santis 1967, 1989; Herting 1976, 1978; Tavares et al.
Blooming plants are visited by large numbers of individuals of insects that feed on nectar but not pollen, including butterflies of the families Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae, and wasps of the families Sphecidae, Scoliidae, Tiphiidae and Pompilidae; this suggests a generous supply of nectar.