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Lesser dart (Potanthus omaha)

Lesser dart (Potanthus omaha) is an animal species in Hesperiidae, a winged insect with a light yellow color on a dark gray background, hairy, solitary living in bushes and low trees in forests, farmlands and abandoned lands.

P. omaha has an elongated cylindrical body, mixed colors of gray and yellowish brown. The top of the head has transverse and hairy lines. The back has thicker hair. The upper abdomen has several segments with dark brown stripes and a yellow tail tip.

Dlium Lesser dart (Potanthus omaha)


The back has thicker hair. The eyes are large on the sides and dark brown with yellow fur circles. The pair of antennae are long, mottled in yellow and dark brown, enlarged or flattened tip and dark brown in color.

A pair of underwings dark brown with several yellow plots in the spaces, triangular in shape with rounded corners and margins having yellow bands. A pair of upperwings dark brown with several yellow plots in the chambers, triangular in shape with sharper angles.

The legs are stick-shaped, bright yellow and have several spines. Lesser darts live in bushes and low plants in forests, agricultural lands, roadsides and abandoned lands.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Tribe: Taractrocerini
Genus: Potanthus
Spesies: Potanthus omaha
Subspecies: Potanthus omaha bione, Potanthus omaha copia, Potanthus omaha omaha, Potanthus omaha maesina, Potanthus omaha nita

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