This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...head. It is reddish ash-colored, minutely sprinkled with brown dots. I am not sure that this skipper belongs to the genus ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...head. It is reddish ash-colored, minutely sprinkled with brown dots. I am not sure that this skipper belongs to the genus Heteropterus, but have placed it in this genus on account of the antenna?, which are not hooked at the end, but terminate much like those of the genus Polyommatus. In the greater number of our skippers the antenna are curved or hooked at the end. This is the case in the kinds belonging to the genus Thanaos, which have the knobs of the antennae long, tapering, and curved, the body thick, and shorter than the wings; the latter are generally spread in repose, and the fringes are of one uniform color, or not spotted. The males are distinguished by having the middle of the front edge of the fore wings doubled back on the upper surface. Thanaos Juvenalis, Fab. Juvenal's Skipper. Smoky brown on both sides; fore wings variegated above with gray, with transverse rows of dusky spots, and six or seven small semi-transparent white spots near the tips; six of these spots are disposed in a transverse row, but the two hindmost are separated from the others by a considerable interval, and the seventh spot, which is sometimes wanting, is placed nearer the middle of the wing; hind wings with a row of blackish spots near the hind margin. Expands lj6 inch. There is a local variety of this skipper, that is much more common in Massachusetts than the preceding, of inferior size, seldom expanding more than 1 inch, in which the white spots are smaller, and the seventh is wanting near the middle of the fore wing. This skipper is found in meadows in May, and again in August. The caterpillar lives on various pea-blossomed plants, such as the Glycine, or groundnut, the Lathy rus, or vetchling, &c. It is green, with pale stripes, and a...Read Less
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