Attributes of Adopaeoides prittwitzi

Sunrise Skipper
Adopaeoides prittwitzi (Plötz, 1884)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is orange, with dark borders and dark veins on both wings. Underside is yellow-orange; hindwing has a white stripe from the base to the outer margin.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 inch (2.2 - 2.5 cm).
Life History: To find females, males patrol with a weak flight over flowers and grasses at springs.
Flight: Two broods from May-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Knotgrass (Paspalum distichum) in the grass family (Poaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar of watercress, Bidens, and other flowers.
Habitat: Native upland marshes and springs.
Range: Southern Arizona, southwest Texas, and Mexico.
Conservation: Populations should be conserved wherever found. Care should be taken not to drain springs or to change the integrity of the habitat.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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September 27, 2007 John Saba (John Saba) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 27, 2007 John Saba Cochise County, Arizona, United States September 04, 2012 Details
July 29, 1979 legacy.reporter (George Balogh) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
October 03, 2011 Gary Jue Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States October 29, 2011 Details
October 03, 2011 Gary Jue Cochise County, Arizona, United States October 29, 2011 Details
June 01, 2011 Matt Brown Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States June 12, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details