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Butterflies of Mexico, USA & Canada
Marbled Spurwing
Antigonus nearchus  LATREILLE, 1817
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - PYRGINI

Antigonus nearchus Adrian Hoskins
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, of which about 580 are assigned to the tribe Pyrgini.
The genus Antigonus comprises 9 medium sized butterflies, characterised by their pointed forewings and slight concavities in the outer margins of fore and hindwings.
Antigonus nearchus occurs in lowland forests from Mexico to Brazil and Peru.
Antigonus nearchus Adrian Hoskins
Habitats
This species is confined to lowland /mid elevation forests at altitudes below about 1000m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

This butterfly is usually seen when imbibing mineralised moisture from wet sandbanks or around the edges of drying pools and lagoons, and is only active in hot sunny conditions. It is normally found in the presence of other Pyrgine Skippers.

 

 

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