Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Variable Blue-Skipper
Pythonides jovianus (Stoll, 1782)


Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Tribe: Achlyodini
Identification:
Wing Span:
Life History:
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Range: Subspecies range from Southeastern Mexico to the upper Amazon (source: Butterflies of America).
Conservation:
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Taxonomy Notes: Four subspecies: Pythonides jovianus amaryllis Staudinger, 1876; Pythonides jovianus jovianus (Stoll, 1782); Pythonides jovianus crameri (Mabille & Boullet, 1917); Pythonides jovianus fabricii W. F. Kirby, 1871
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