Attributes of Chioides albofasciatus

White-striped Longtail
Chioides albofasciatus (Hewitson, 1867)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Hindwing with a very long tail. Wings are dark brown; forewing with large pale spots. Underside of hindwing has a long silver-white band from the costa to the base of the tail.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2 1/8 inches (3.9 - 5.4 cm).
Life History: The White-striped Longtail has a fast and erratic flight, and perches on the upper sides of leaves.
Flight: Many flights throughout the year in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Many legumes including Tephrosia, Mimosa, Phaseolus, and Rhynchosia.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Trails and openings in tropical and subtropical forests and brush, and nearby edges.
Range: Argentina north through Central America to the West Indies and South Texas. Occasional stray to southwest New Mexico and southern Arizona.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
April 07, 2017 Doug Backlund Cochise County, Arizona, United States April 13, 2017 Details
March 06, 2017 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States March 06, 2017 Details
February 19, 2017 Dave Patton Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States February 20, 2017 Details
November 07, 2016 Marguerite Elliott Texas, Travis County, United States December 11, 2016 Details
November 02, 2016 randimal Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 14, 2016 Details
June 07, 2016 rkost73 Jefferson County, Texas, United States November 10, 2016 Details
November 04, 2016 philip.woodscc@gmail.com Texas, San Patricio County, United States November 07, 2016 Details
October 16, 2016 gpstewart Texas, United States, Washington County October 21, 2016 Details
October 18, 2016 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States October 21, 2016 Details
October 09, 2016 HLandel Texas, Travis County, United States October 14, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County September 24, 2016 Details
September 18, 2016 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States September 19, 2016 Details
August 06, 2016 lornaclev Comal County, Texas, United States August 08, 2016 Details
November 20, 2013 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 05, 2016 Details
October 19, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States October 21, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States May 30, 2015 Details
April 15, 2015 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States May 29, 2015 Details
September 01, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 04, 2014 Details
August 27, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 12, 2014 James Rieman Harris County, Texas, United States August 12, 2014 Details
September 29, 2013 Dave Patton Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, United States September 30, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 fragglecat Texas, Travis County, United States September 27, 2013 Details
July 10, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States July 12, 2013 Details
September 01, 2006 rseidler Vernon Parish, Louisiana, United States December 07, 2012 Details
September 05, 1984 legacy.reporter (W. Beebe) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 17, 1987 legacy.reporter (John G. Pasko) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 04, 1991 legacy.reporter (Ron Leuschener) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 05, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 18, 2007 John Saba (John Saba) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 06, 2007 John Saba (John Saba) Pinal County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 01, 2007 legacy.reporter (Robert Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 Bachasaur West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States August 12, 2012 Details
August 10, 2012 Jeff Trahan Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States August 12, 2012 Details
May 13, 2012 Russell Weir Texas, San Patricio County, United States May 19, 2012 Details
May 17, 2012 jamiep Galveston County, Texas, United States May 19, 2012 Details
December 03, 1977 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
November 09, 2007 rseidler Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States September 19, 2011 Details
October 27, 2007 rseidler Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States September 19, 2011 Details
November 09, 2007 rseidler Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States July 10, 2011 Details
April 04, 1969 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Pinal County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 28, 2007 rseidler (Rosemary Seidler) Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
November 09, 2007 rseidler (Rosemary Seidler) Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 28, 2007 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
November 09, 2007 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 30, 2007 Jeff Trahan (Jeff Trahan) Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States January 08, 2010 Details
August 29, 2009 legacy.reporter (Hank Brodkin) Cochise County, Arizona, United States September 24, 2009 Details
June 09, 2009 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States July 06, 2009 Details
October 08, 2006 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States June 04, 2009 Details