Attributes of Heliopetes arsalte

Veined White-Skipper
Heliopetes arsalte (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside is white; forewing tip is black. Underside of forewing has orange at the base of the front edge. Underside of hindwing has thick black veins.
Wing Span: 1 7/16 - 1 11/16 inches (3.7 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: October in South Texas, May-November in Mexico and Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported, but probably plants in the mallow family (Malvaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open subtropical scrub, forest edges, and weedy pastures.
Range: Argentina north through Central America to central Mexico. A rare stray to South Texas.
Conservation: Not required for a 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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March 20, 2014 Sean Werle Toledo District, Belize April 05, 2014 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 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
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
December 09, 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 Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Zapata County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details