Epargyreus zestos oberon Worthington, 1881

Florida Zestos skipper butterfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Endamus oberon Worthington, 1881


Conservation Status


Last record: May 1973 or later



Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Worthington, Charles Ellis. (1881). Two new hesperians. Papilio 1(8): 132-133.


Other references:

Minno, M. C., and M. Minno. 2009. A plan to conserve rare butterflies in the Florida Keys. Report submitted to Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, Key West, Florida. 193 pp.

Opler, P. A., and A. D. Warren. 2002. Butterflies of North America. 2. Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. 79 pp.

Pelham, J. P. (2008). A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. Volume 40. 658 pp.


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