Hesperopsis alpheus

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Hesperopsis alpheus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Hesperopsis
H. alpheus
Binomial name
Hesperopsis alpheus
(W. H. Edwards, 1876)

Hesperopsis alpheus, the saltbush sootywing, is a species of spread-wing skipper in the family of butterflies known as Hesperiidae.[1][2][3][4] It is found in Central America and North America.[1]

The MONA or Hodges number for Hesperopsis alpheus is 3980.[5]


These three subspecies belong to the species Hesperopsis alpheus:

  • Hesperopsis alpheus alpheus (W. H. Edwards, 1876) i g
  • Hesperopsis alpheus oricus (W. H. Edwards, 1879) i
  • Hesperopsis alpheus texana Scott, 1981 i g

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


  1. ^ a b c "Hesperopsis alpheus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  2. ^ a b "Hesperopsis alpheus species details". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. ^ a b "Hesperopsis alpheus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  4. ^ a b "Hesperopsis alpheus Species Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  5. ^ "North American Moth Photographers Group, Hesperopsis alpheus". Retrieved 2018-04-30.

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.