Systasea pulverulenta

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Systasea pulverulenta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Systasea
Species: S. pulverulenta
Binomial name
Systasea pulverulenta
(R. Felder, 1869)
Synonyms
  • Leucochitonea pulverulenta R. Felder, 1869
  • Tagiades taeniatus Plötz, 1884
  • Plesiocera filipalpis Mabille, 1891

Systasea pulverulenta, the Texas powdered skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in North America from southern and western Texas, south through Mexico to Guatemala in Central America.

The wingspan is 24–35 millimetres (0.94–1.38 in). Adults are on wing from February to December in southern Texas.

The larvae feed on various Malvaceae species. Adults feed on flower nectar.

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