Attributes of Amblyscirtes aenus

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes aenus W.H. Edwards, 1878

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is brown with a slight orange sheen; forewing with a few faint pale spots, hindwing with no markings. Male stigma is obscure. Underside of hindwing is reddish brown with a row of pale spots. Form "erna" lacks spots on the hindwing underside.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.5 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: To wait for receptive females, males perch and patrol all day in gully bottoms. Caterpillars eat the leaves of host plants and make shelters of rolled or tied leaves. Half-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood in Colorado from April-July; two broods southward from April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Indian woodoats grass (Chasmanthium latifolia), sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), nodding brome (Bromus anomalus), and probably other grasses.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Gullies, stream bottoms, and foothills in open woodlands and grasslands; coniferous forests.
Range: Colorado and southen Utah south to Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico; south and east to central Texas, western Oklahoma, and south-central Kansas.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might 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
July 27, 2014 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States July 27, 2014 Details
April 25, 2014 joeschelling Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States April 27, 2014 Details
September 03, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States September 20, 2013 Details
August 01, 1989 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 22, 1989 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 Matt ODonnell Catron County, New Mexico, United States July 21, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 Matt ODonnell Catron County, New Mexico, United States July 21, 2012 Details
May 10, 2012 joeschelling Torrance County, New Mexico, United States May 15, 2012 Details
July 22, 1977 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 04, 2010 aahewetson Texas, Throckmorton County, United States March 03, 2011 Details
August 03, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 08, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 21, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 03, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 07, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 09, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 06, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 03, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 08, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 28, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 29, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 27, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 30, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 01, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 07, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 31, 1968 legacy.reporter (Richard Funk) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 12, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Crosby County, Texas, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 07, 2009 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States August 10, 2009 Details
July 07, 2009 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States August 10, 2009 Details
September 19, 2006 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M. & Fisher, John) Atoka County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
April 13, 2006 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M. & Fisher, John) Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
June 24, 1991 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M.) Grady County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
May 16, 1997 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M.) Love County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
September 03, 1988 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M.) Noble County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
August 29, 2006 legacy.reporter (Fisher, John) Osage County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
May 06, 1997 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M. & Conoway, Chuck) Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
May 11, 2008 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Kent County, United States October 03, 2008 Details
October 07, 2007 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Dickens County, Texas, United States October 30, 2007 Details
May 03, 2007 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Lubbock County, United States May 07, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 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 Chaves County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cibola County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Colfax County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Curry County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter De Baca 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 Eddy 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 Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details