Yucca Skipper | Bulls Island Natural Area

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Description

Megathymus yuccae
• Head narrower than thorax
• Antennae not hooked at tip, but with large club
• Hind tibiae with only one pair of spurs
• Fast flying with wingspan of 40 mm or more
• Holds wings vertical at rest
• Lays eggs on Yucca leaves
• Larvae are edible and sold under name "Gusanos de Maguey"

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