Attributes of Gesta invisus

False Duskywing
Gesta invisus (Butler & H. Druce, 1872)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside brown-black with darker bands; forewing with blue-gray submarginal band and a dark patch overlapping the cell.
Wing Span: 15/16 - 1 3/8 inches (2.4 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: Adults stay near the host plants, where females lay eggs. Caterpillars rest during the day in leaf nests and come out at night to feed on leaves. Fully-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: Four broods from April-November in South Texas; all year southward.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wild indigo (Indigofera suffruticosa and I. lindheimeriana) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical open areas including thornscrub, dry riverbeds, and abandoned fields.
Range: Argentina north through tropical America to the West Indies and South Texas. A stray to east Texas.
Conservation: Monitor populations in South Texas, and take action if necessary.
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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June 02, 2013 dspicer Aransas County, Texas, United States June 21, 2013 Details
October 24, 2008 Wanda Smith (Wanda Smith) Texas, San Jacinto County, United States April 08, 2009 Details
October 17, 2007 legacy.reporter (Diane and Hugh Wedgeworth) Texas, Kenedy County, United States January 08, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 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 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
August 27, 2005 legacy.reporter (Hugh Wedgeworth) Texas, Newton County, United States August 28, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 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 Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brooks County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Knox County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Val Verde County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Edwards County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Maverick County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Zavala County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kimble County, 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 Bandera County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Medina County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Llano County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Smith County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Polk County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Freestone County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Nueces County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, San Patricio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bee County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Refugio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Aransas County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kendall County, 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 Comal County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Wilson County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gonzales County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bastrop 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 Colorado County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kinney County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Real County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Galveston County, Texas, 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, United States, Victoria County December 31, 2004 Details