Attributes of Amblyscirtes exoteria

Large Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes exoteria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Fringes are checkered; male forewing has a long stigma. Upperside is brown with an orange tint; forewing has small white spots. Underside is dark brown with gray overscales; forewing repeats upperside pattern but with larger spots, hindwing has many small, white spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inches (3.2 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Adults are most active in the morning, and spend the rest of the day in shady places.
Flight: One brood from June-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably muhly (Muhlenbergia emersleyi) in the grass family (Poaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open woodland, oak canyons.
Range: Arizona and southwestern New Mexico south into Mexico.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 19, 2013 Sean Werle Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 29, 2013 Details
July 05, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 22, 1977 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 27, 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
August 02, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 02, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 03, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 07, 1994 legacy.reporter (Kevin Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 03, 2009 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States August 10, 2009 Details
July 05, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 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 Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sierra County, New Mexico, 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 Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Apache 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 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 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 Gila County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pinal County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details