Attributes of Chioides zilpa

Zilpa Longtail
Chioides zilpa (Butler, 1872)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Each hindwing has a long tail. Wings are dark gray-brown; forewing has pale spots. Underside of hindwing is mottled and has a trapezoidal white patch.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2 5/16 inches (3.9 - 5.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: March-April and September-November in South Texas; all year in Mexico and Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported; presumably legumes.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical scrub and nearby edges.
Range: Ecuador north through Central America to Mexico. Regularly strays to South Texas and southeast Arizona.
Conservation: Not necessary for rare stray.
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
September 03, 2013 muegge Texas, Pecos County, United States September 05, 2013 Details
October 23, 2005 legacy.reporter (Karen Le May) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 2007 legacy.reporter (C. J. Vincent) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 11, 2007 legacy.reporter (C. J. Vincent) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 04, 2006 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 04, 2006 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 04, 2006 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 22, 2011 choyt Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States March 28, 2011 Details
November 17, 2008 Wanda Smith (Wanda Smith) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States August 10, 2009 Details
October 23, 2005 legacy.reporter (Robert A. Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 04, 2006 John Saba (John Saba) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 2006 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Victoria County January 24, 2008 Details
September 28, 2002 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
April 10, 2003 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
October 10, 2007 legacy.reporter (Terry & Diana Hibbitts) Edwards County, Texas, United States October 30, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) San Luis Potosi, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
March 14, 2002 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
August 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Lynda Johnson) Texas, Midland County, United States November 14, 2006 Details
October 23, 2005 legacy.reporter (Karen LeMay) Cochise County, Arizona, United States June 22, 2006 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 Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, 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 Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kerr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gillespie County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Travis County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bell County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kenedy County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Real County, United States December 31, 2004 Details