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Butterflies of Mexico, USA & Canada
Pallid Batwing
Achlyodes pallida  FELDER, 1869
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - ACHLYODINI
Achlyodes pallida Tony Hoare
Introduction
The Pyrginae, popularly known as Flats or Spreadwings, are a cosmopolitan subfamily distributed across temperate and tropical habitats throughout the world. In the Americas there are 990 species,
Butterflies in the genus Achlyodes are known as Batwings or Bat Skippers. There are only 2 species busirus and pallida. Additionally there are 7 more species that are sometimes included in Achlyodes but further analysis has now resulted in them being transferred to Eantis, namely minna, tamenund, papinianus, munroei, minor, mithridates and thraso.
Achlyodes pallida is distributed from Mexico to Bolivia.
Habitats
This species is found at altitudes between about 200-1000m in disturbed habitats such as forest edges, roadsides and river beaches.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

Males are usually seen as singletons amongst mixed mud-puddling aggregations of other Pyrgine skippers. Both sexes rest and feed with the wings outspread.

 

 

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