Attributes of Codatractus arizonensis

Arizona Skipper
Codatractus arizonensis (Skinner, 1905)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Fringes are checkered. Upperside is dark brown; hindwing has an olive-brown overlay. Forewing median band consists of 4 large shiny white spots both above and below. Underside of hindwing has gray overscales on the outer third and 2 irregular dark bands.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 inches (4.5 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Males are highly territorial and perch on shrub branches.
Flight: Several flights in Mexico from April-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Tahitian kidneywood (Eysenhardtia orthocarpa) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Usually near water in desert mountains, canyons, and washes.
Range: Southern Arizona, west Texas, and Mexico.
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
August 05, 1989 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 07, 1999 legacy.reporter (Steven Kohler) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 01, 2009 Doug Taron Pima County, Arizona, United States April 01, 2012 Details
August 06, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 07, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 09, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 07, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 09, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 09, 1994 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 27, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 03, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 08, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 18, 2006 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States July 06, 2009 Details
August 07, 1999 legacy.reporter (Steven J. Kohler) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
July 15, 2004 legacy.reporter (Robert Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States June 22, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo 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 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 Baja California Sur, Mexico 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 Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, 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 Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Paso County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details