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Usus Giant Skipper

Megathymus ursus

Description:

I think it is a Skipper butterfly but it is the largest one I've ever seen 4.5 cm long. When It landed next to me I thought it was a large grasshopper that hadn't closed its wings.

Habitat:

At the very top of a mountain at 2,670m of altitude.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Giant Skipper
Megathymus sp. Genus Megathymus - BugGuide.Net


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5 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Gilma.

You're very welcome! I have yet to spot a giant :)

Nice find LuisStevens, it is lovely.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Cindy for the ID and the link. It really looks very much like Usus.
I really wanted to know the ID.

Looks a lot like Usus Giant Skipper

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on May 18, 2014
Submitted on May 21, 2014

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