Attributes of Hesperopsis libya

Mohave Sootywing
Hesperopsis libya (Scudder, 1878)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Fringes are white and not checkered. Upperside is dark brown with 2 rows of small white spots on the forewing; hindwing may have some white spots. Underside of hindwing is light to dark brown with a pale gray overlay and few to many white spots.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/4 inches (2.2 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: To find receptive females, males patrol around the host plants in the morning. Females lay eggs singly on leaves of the host plants. Caterpillars feed on leaves and live in nests of leaves tied together with silk.
Flight: One brood in North Dakota and Montana from July-August; two broods in Colorado from June-August; several broods in southern California from March-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Shadscale (Atriplex canescens) in the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Desert washes and alkali flats with shadscale.
Range: Eastern Oregon east to Montana; south to southern California, Arizona, Baja California, and northwestern mainland Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Juan County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Apache County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yuma County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter La Paz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pinal County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Graham County, Arizona, 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
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Modoc County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mono County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fresno County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Inyo County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Kern County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Bernardino County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Los Angeles County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Riverside County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Diego County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Imperial County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Dorado County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lassen County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Moffat County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rio Blanco County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Garfield County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mesa County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Delta County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montrose County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Canyon County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Owyhee County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dawson County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Custer County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Norte, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Billings County, North Dakota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Golden Valley County, North Dakota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Slope County, North Dakota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Douglas County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lyon County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mineral County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nye County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nye County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eureka County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lander County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details