Attributes of Aguna asander

Gold-spotted Aguna
Aguna asander (Hewitson, 1867)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Wings are chestnut brown. Forewing has pale spots that are all about the same size. Underside of hindwing has a blurry rectangular silver patch.
Wing Span: 1 7/8 - 2 3/16 inches (3.8 - 5.6 cm).
Life History: Adults rest on the underside of leaves.
Flight: April, June, and August-November in South Texas; December-January in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Legumes including Bauhinia.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical scrub and nearby openings and edges.
Range: Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to the West Indies. Strays to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas and rarely to southeastern Arizona.
Conservation: Not necessary for a rare stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
January 21, 2017 Doug Taron Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico January 24, 2017 Details
September 06, 2006 legacy.reporter (Robert Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 01, 1977 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 06, 2006 legacy.reporter (Robert A. Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 25, 2002 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
September 06, 2006 legacy.reporter (Robert A. Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States October 11, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details