Attributes of Chiomara georgina

White-patched Skipper
Chiomara georgina (Reakirt, 1868)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside is brown-black with irregular chalky white patches. Underside is white with brown at the outer and costal margins.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 inches (2.9 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Females deposit eggs singly on leaves of the host plants, which the caterpillars eat. Caterpillars rest in leaf shelters.
Flight: Three to four broods throughout the year in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra) in Texas and Gaudichaudia pentandra in Mexico; both in the Malpighia family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Small clearings and edges in tropical woods, city flower gardens, roadsides, fencerows, streamsides.
Range: Argentina north through tropical America to the West Indies and South Texas. Strays north to southern Arizona, Nevada, and Kansas.
Conservation: Populations and their habitat in the lower Rio Grande Valley should be conserved.
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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July 14, 2013 Olivier SWIFT Veracruz-Llave, Mexico September 01, 2013 Details
August 01, 2013 lmreid71 Comal County, Texas, United States August 17, 2013 Details
November 04, 2012 Gary Jue Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 03, 2012 Details
March 10, 1984 legacy.reporter (GP Bruyea) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 10, 1989 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 20, 1989 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 06, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindberg) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 25, 2007 legacy.reporter (Dennis Walker) Pinal County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 28, 2012 Arlene Ripley Cochise County, Arizona, United States October 31, 2012 Details
June 02, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras June 03, 2012 Details
January 22, 1978 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
December 01, 2010 afleishman Sonora, Mexico May 03, 2011 Details
August 07, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 11, 1974 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 18, 2009 legacy.reporter (Pamela Elia) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States August 04, 2010 Details
October 18, 2009 legacy.reporter (Pamela Elia) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 06, 2010 Details
September 07, 2009 legacy.reporter (Marceline VandeWater) Cochise County, Arizona, United States October 19, 2009 Details
July 25, 2006 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States June 04, 2009 Details
March 25, 2007 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States June 04, 2009 Details
May 06, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindbergh) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 25, 2007 legacy.reporter (Dennis Walker) Pinal County, Arizona, United States January 07, 2008 Details
September 19, 2005 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) San Luis Potosi, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 18, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (John Saba, Ira Nadborne) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States November 14, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, New Mexico, 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 Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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