Attributes of Apyrrothrix araxes

Dull Firetip
Apyrrothrix araxes (Hewitson, 1867)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrrhopyginae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown; forewing with large white patches, hindwing with scalloped outer margin. Underside of forewing is the same as the upperside, and has orange at the wing base. Underside of hindwing is mostly orange with a dark border and blurry dark markings.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 inches (4.5 - 5.7 cm).
Life History: Adults are fast, strong fliers. They bask with their wings held open. The caterpillar eats leaves and lives in the shelter of a folded leaf.
Flight: Several broods from June-November, most common in September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Arizona oak (Quercus arizonica), Emory Oak (Q. emoryi), and Mexican blue oak (Q. oblongifolia)
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including Monarda and Baccharis.
Habitat: Open oak woodland, roadsides, streamsides, forest trails and edges.
Range: Southern Arizona, west Texas, Mexico.
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
August 31, 2008 doris potter Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 28, 2014 Details
July 31, 1986 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 31, 1986 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 25, 2012 klgraves Pima County, Arizona, United States August 25, 2012 Details
September 05, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 07, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 04, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 07, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 07, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 04, 1988 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
July 25, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 06, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 12, 1977 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
September 08, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 31, 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 28, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 07, 1968 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 11, 1972 legacy.reporter (G. S. Forbes) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 08, 2009 legacy.reporter (John Saba, Doug Mullins) Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 10, 2009 Details
August 26, 2006 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States May 21, 2009 Details
September 10, 2006 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States May 21, 2009 Details
September 01, 2007 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States October 03, 2007 Details
August 22, 2005 legacy.reporter (Robert Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States June 23, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo 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 Pinal 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 Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, 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 Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Presidio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details