Attributes of Autochton cellus

Golden Banded-Skipper
Autochton cellus (Boisduval & Leconte, [1837])

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Wings are dark brown-black. Forewing has a wide yellow band, and a small white patch near the apex. Underside is dark brown with 2-3 darker bands; hindwing margin may have gray overscales.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 inches (3.5 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Adults are active in the late afternoon. To seek females, males perch in gullies on rocks or up to 6 feet above ground on vegetation. Females lay eggs in strings of 2-7 at the base of host plant leaflets. Caterpillars live in shelters of rolled or tied leaves and emerge at night to feed on leaves. Chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: Two broods; from May-August in the north, April-September in the south. One brood from June-September in southern Arizona.
Caterpillar Hosts: New Mexico locust (Robinia neomexicana) and hog peanut (Amphicarpa bracteata).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including trailing arbutus, blackberry, abelia, and hollyhock.
Habitat: Damp, wooded ravines with permanent water sources.
Range: In the west from central Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and west Texas south to central Mexico. In the east from Maryland south to South Carolina, west to eastern Oklahoma and northeast Texas. Isolated population in northern Florida.
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
April 15, 2011 dsjue Leon County, Florida, United States March 04, 2014 Details
August 03, 2013 bjones7777 Colbert County, Alabama, United States November 15, 2013 Details
July 19, 2013 amdurso Cochise County, Arizona, United States September 02, 2013 Details
July 23, 2013 Mama_Vamps Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 24, 2013 Details
August 08, 1990 legacy.reporter (Richard P. Meyer) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 1990 legacy.reporter (B & L Padelford) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 09, 1990 legacy.reporter (B & L Padelford) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 07, 1997 legacy.reporter (C. Bordelon & E. Knudson) Graham County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 03, 2007 John Saba (John Saba) Graham County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 09, 2012 Jeff Trahan Cochise County, Arizona, United States September 21, 2012 Details
July 26, 2012 Tommie Rogers Marion County, Tennessee, United States July 26, 2012 Details
July 08, 2012 Matt ODonnell Grant County, New Mexico, United States July 13, 2012 Details
August 03, 2003 Dorothy Thurman Dallas County, Missouri, United States June 30, 2012 Details
May 26, 2012 dspicer Bradley County, Tennessee, United States May 29, 2012 Details
May 21, 2010 John van Dort Chalatenango, El Salvador April 15, 2012 Details
April 07, 2012 bjones7777 Decatur County, Tennessee, United States April 10, 2012 Details
July 30, 2011 Doug Taron Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States April 01, 2012 Details
August 11, 1975 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 15, 1975 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 07, 1975 legacy.reporter (Floyd Preston) Graham County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 05, 1977 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 28, 2011 AJ Trently Anderson County, Tennessee, United States June 16, 2011 Details
May 30, 2011 Doug Bruce Claiborne County, Tennessee, United States June 04, 2011 Details
May 30, 2011 David Trently Morgan County, Tennessee, United States June 04, 2011 Details
May 07, 2011 GSSpicer Rhea County, Tennessee, United States May 21, 2011 Details
July 23, 1958 legacy.reporter Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 02, 1994 legacy.reporter (Hollingworth) Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 02, 1994 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 27, 1996 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 28, 1999 legacy.reporter (G. Lankford) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 31, 1999 legacy.reporter (E. Dean) Alleghany County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 2000 legacy.reporter (R. Emmitt) Caswell County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 04, 2000 legacy.reporter (HEL,Emmitt) Caswell County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 12, 2001 legacy.reporter (J. Love) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 11, 2002 legacy.reporter (HEL,Pippen) Haywood County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 02, 2003 legacy.reporter (McConnell) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 02, 2004 legacy.reporter (Garriock) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 2004 legacy.reporter (Garriock) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 25, 2005 legacy.reporter (J. Mays) Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 08, 2006 legacy.reporter (J. Pippen) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (D. Cuyler) Orange County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pitt County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (L. Koehn) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (L. Koehn) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (K. Roever) Burke County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Polk County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gaston County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (K. Roever) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (L. Koehn) Haywood County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details