Attributes of Amblyscirtes hegon

Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes hegon (Scudder, 1864)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is reddish brown with pale spots; male forewing has a black stigma. Underside of hindwing is light gray-green with a pale postmedian band.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 3/16 inches (2.5 - 3.1 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: One brood from April-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Bluegrass (Poa pratensis), Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans and S. secundum), and Indian woodoats grass (Chasmanthium latifolia).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including viburnum and blackberry.
Habitat: Near streams in forest glades and edges.
Range: Nova Scotia and Maine west to southern Manitoba; south to Georgia, north Florida, and southeastern Texas. Mostly absent from the coastal plain.
Conservation: Not usually required.
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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sussex County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Morris County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Passaic County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coos County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madison County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carroll County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Polk County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Washington County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hartford County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter New Haven County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tolland County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Windham County, Connecticut, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Liberty County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Suwannee County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bartow County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chatham County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cherokee County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clayton County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cobb County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coweta County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter DeKalb County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fulton County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jasper County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Murray County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rabun County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rockdale County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Georgia, Union County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Georgia, United States, Walker County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Allamakee County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Crawford County, Iowa, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cook County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fayette County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jersey County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter McHenry County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Macoupin County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madison County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details