Attributes of Agathymus neumoegeni

Orange Giant-Skipper
Agathymus neumoegeni (W.H. Edwards, 1882)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Megathyminae
Identification: Upperside is orange to yellow-orange with black borders and black patches. Underside of hindwing is dark gray with a faint pale band.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 3/8 inches (4.5 - 6.1 cm).
Life History: From early morning to noon males perch near host plants to wait for receptive females. Eggs are laid singly on the host and fall to the base of the plant. A young caterpillar crawls to a leaf tip and burrows inside where it eats pulp and then hibernates. In the spring the caterpillar makes a new burrow in a leaf base where it feeds on sap until becoming inactive for the summer. Before pupating, the caterpillar enlarges the opening of its burrow and makes a silk trap door from which the adult can emerge.
Flight: One brood from September-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Parry\'s agave (Agave parryi).
Adult Food: Females do not feed; males take moisture at mud or manure.
Habitat: Shrub-grassland or open woodland.
Range: Central Arizona to west-central New Mexico; southern New Mexico to west Texas.
Conservation: Not usually required.
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 19, 1990 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 19, 1996 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 10, 1967 legacy.reporter (Richard Funk) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 16, 1961 legacy.reporter (Stallings & Turner) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 13, 1961 legacy.reporter (Stallings & Turner) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 01, 1969 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Gila County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gila County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Graham County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Catron County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Luna County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Otero County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eddy County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chaves County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Culberson County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Paso County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hudspeth County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Pecos County, United States December 31, 2004 Details