Attributes of Codatractus alcaeus

White-crescent Longtail
Codatractus alcaeus (Hewitson, 1867)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Tailed. Upperside is dark brown; forewing has median band of gold spots. Underside of hindwing is brown with 3 incomplete bands of dark spots and a white patch at the lower part of the wing.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 2 1/4 inches (4.2 - 5.7 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars live in leaf shelters and feed on leaves.
Flight: Many flights from April-October in Mexico; June and October in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Tree legumes Amerimnon and Ichthyomethia.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical woodlands.
Range: Panama north through Mexico. A rare stray to west Texas and the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for a rare stray.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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September 26, 2006 legacy.reporter Jalisco, Mexico January 31, 2007 Details
April 10, 2003 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) San Luis Potosi, Mexico January 29, 2007 Details
August 07, 2004 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details