Harvester Feniseca tarquinius (Fabricius, 1793)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Lycaenidae   >   Genus Feniseca   

Status:

Uncommon and local throughout its eastern U.S. range. Found in woodland habitats in Maryland, seemingly more common in western Maryland.

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The only carnivorous butterfly species in the United States. Harvester caterpillars feed on aphids and other small, sap-loving Hemiptera.

There are 104 records in the project database.

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A Harvester in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/25/2011). Photo by Don Haskins. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Washington Co., Maryland (6/29/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/25/2018). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/28/2017). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

Harvester in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/23/2022). (c) aaron graham, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by aaron_graham via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Harvester in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/23/2022). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

Harvester in Washington Co., Maryland (5/21/2018). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Harvester in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2021). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/30/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Harvester in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/21/2011). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/14/2007). Photo by Janice Browne. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Washington Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/3/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Harvester in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/18/2022). (c) aaron graham, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by aaron_graham via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Harvester in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/16/2022). (c) aaron graham, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by aaron_graham via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Harvester in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/27/2021). (c) celastrina, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by celastrina via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/31/2018). Photo by Paul Faatz. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/7/2015). Photo by Robin Tress. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/21/2011). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Harvester in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/19/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Harvester found during the Howard County Conservancy BioBlitz in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2017). Photo by Carrie Harlow. (MBP list)

Harvester caterpillar among Beech Blight Aphids in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Harvester caterpillar amidst a mass of Beech Blight Aphids in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2014). The waxy secretions from the aphids get stuck on the hairs of the caterpillar, effectively disguising it. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Harvester larva with prey in Howard Co., Maryland (8/23/2022). (c) Bonnie Ott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Bonnie Ott via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Harvester larva with prey in Washington Co., Maryland (8/3/2022). (c) Jim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Harvester in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/21/2019). Photo by Daniel Taylor. (MBP list)


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