Attributes of Celotes nessus

Common Streaky-Skipper
Celotes nessus (W.H. Edwards, 1877)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside is orange-brown to dark brown; each wing has black streaks on the outer half and an irregular median band of small transparent spots. Fringes are checkered.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 3/16 inches (2.2 - 3 cm).
Life History: To find receptive females, males patrol close to the ground in low spots. Caterpillars eat leaves; fully-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: Several broods from March-November in Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Several mallows including globemallows (Sphaeralcea) and violet sida (Sida filipes).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open thorn forests and scrub, washes, gulches, flower gardens.
Range: Southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and west Texas south to northern Mexico. A rare stray to southern Oklahoma and northern Louisiana.
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
June 10, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 23, 2013 Details
May 11, 2013 aahewetson Hood County, Texas, United States May 14, 2013 Details
May 14, 1992 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 2000 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 14, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 2010 JKHatfield Texas, Lubbock County, United States September 14, 2012 Details
April 30, 1975 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 27, 1975 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Gila County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 2011 Kari Maricopa County, Arizona, United States April 28, 2011 Details
April 02, 2011 marycurry Texas, United States, Wise County April 11, 2011 Details
April 10, 2010 stevecary Eddy County, New Mexico, United States January 25, 2011 Details
August 15, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 21, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
May 02, 1995 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 25, 1982 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 28, 1982 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 25, 1982 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 05, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 21, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 05, 2000 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 10, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 11, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 10, 1966 legacy.reporter (Richard Funk) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 08, 1966 legacy.reporter (James A. Scott) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
March 15, 1966 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 16, 1968 legacy.reporter (Richard Funk) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 12, 2009 legacy.reporter (John Siemssen) Comal County, Texas, United States July 24, 2009 Details
March 22, 2009 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States May 21, 2009 Details
April 19, 2000 legacy.reporter (Ray E. Stanford) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 14, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 01, 2008 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, United States, Yoakum County October 03, 2008 Details
May 31, 2008 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Dickens County, Texas, United States October 03, 2008 Details
June 18, 1970 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 07, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
January 29, 2002 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
September 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Elizabeth Moon) Texas, United States, Williamson County November 14, 2006 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 Socorro 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 Luna 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 Otero County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lincoln 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 Chaves 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 Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details