Astraptes alardus

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Astraptes alardus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Astraptes
A. alardus
Binomial name
Astraptes alardus
(Stoll, 1790)
  • Telegonus fabrici Ehrmann, 1918

Astraptes alardus, the frosted flasher, is a species of dicot skipper in the family of butterflies known as Hesperiidae.[1][2][3][4] It is found in the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and South America.[1]

The MONA or Hodges number for Astraptes alardus is 3898.[5]


These two subspecies belong to the species Astraptes alardus:

  • Astraptes alardus alardus (Stoll, 1790) i g
  • Astraptes alardus latia Evans, 1952 i g b

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[2] g = GBIF,[3] b =[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Astraptes alardus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  2. ^ a b "Astraptes alardus species details". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  3. ^ a b "Astraptes alardus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  4. ^ a b "Astraptes alardus Species Information". Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  5. ^ "North American Moth Photographers Group, Astraptes alardus". Retrieved 2018-04-28.

Further reading[edit]

  • Evans, W.H. (1952). A Catalogue of the American Hesperiidae indicating the classification and nomenclature adopted in the British Museum (Natural History). The British Museum (Natural History).
  • Grote, Aug.R.; Robinson, C.T. (1868). List of the Lepidoptera of North America. American Entomological Society.
  • Heppner, J.B. (2003). "Lepidoptera of Florida. Part 1. Introduction and catalog" (PDF). Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Areas. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 17. ISSN 0066-8036.
  • Hodges, Ronald W., ed. (1983). Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico: Including Greenland. E.W. Classey and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. ISBN 9780860960164.
  • Opler, Paul A. (1992). A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-63279-X.
  • Opler, Paul A. (1999). A Field Guide to Western Butterflies (2nd ed.). Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-79151-0.
  • Pelham, Jonathan P. (2008). "A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature". Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. 40. ISSN 0022-4324.
  • Pohl, Greg; Patterson, Bob; Pelham, Jonathan (2016). Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico (Report). doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2186.3287.