Attributes of Aguna metophis

Tailed Aguna
Aguna metophis (Latreille, [1824])

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Wings are brown; hindwings are tailed. Wing bases are blue-green on the upperside. Underside of hindwing has a narrow white median band which is blurred along its outer edge.
Wing Span: 1 7/16 - 1 7/8 inches (3.7 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: August-November in South Texas, all year in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: In Mexico, Bauhinia mexicana in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical thorn scrub.
Range: Southern Brazil north through Central America to Mexico. Regularly strays to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
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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August 06, 2016 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 13, 2016 Details
November 09, 2014 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 28, 2016 Details
November 16, 2002 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Galveston County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details