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Thorybes bathyllus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Eudaminae
Scudder, 1872

Thorybes is a genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae subfamily Eudaminae.

Skipper (butterfly) family of insects

Skippers are a family, Hesperiidae, of the Lepidoptera. Being diurnal, they are generally called butterflies. They were previously placed in a separate superfamily, Hesperioidea; however, the most recent taxonomy places the family in the superfamily Papilionoidea. They are named for their quick, darting flight habits. Most have the antenna tip modified into a narrow hook-like projection. More than 3500 species of skippers are recognized, and they occur worldwide, but with the greatest diversity in the Neotropical regions of Central and South America.

Eudaminae subfamily of insects

The Eudaminae are a subfamily of skipper butterflies. Their original type genus Eudamus is today a junior synonym of Urbanus. They are largely found in the Neotropics, with some extending into temperate North America and the puzzling Lobocla occurring in East Asia.



<i>Thorybes bathyllus</i> species of insect

Thorybes bathyllus, the southern cloudywing, is a North American butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. Southern cloudywings can be difficult to identify because of individual variation and confusing seasonal forms. In the south, where it has two broods per year, two seasonal forms occur. Spring forms are usually lightly marked and resemble confused cloudywings. Summer forms tend to be more boldly marked, by comparison, making identification easier. However, summer confused cloudywings are also strongly patterned, which makes identifying them more difficult. Their rapid flight is very erratic, though it is closer to the ground than in some of its close relatives.

Thorybes diversus, the western cloudywing, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae (skipper) family. It is found in the western North America. The range extends along western slopes of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain ranges, from southern Oregon to Mariposa County. The habitat consists of small openings in coniferous forests.

Thorybes drusius, the drusius cloudywing, is a species of dicot skipper in the family of butterflies known as Hesperiidae. It is found in Central America and North America.

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