Attributes of Neominois ridingsii

Ridings' Satyr
Neominois ridingsii (W.H. Edwards, 1865)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Upperside is gray with cream-colored patches across both wings; forewing has 2 black spots. Underside is similar but lighter.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2 3/16 inches (3.8 - 5.6 cm).
Life History: Males perch in the morning on small hills or mesas to seek females. Eggs are laid singly at the top of blue grama grass or on other plants. Caterpillars eat grass blades and pupate underground. Third- and fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate. Biennial in Tuolumne County, California.
Flight: One brood from June-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis).
Adult Food: When adults feed, which is infrequently, they favor nectar of yellow composites.
Habitat: Short-grass prairie, intermountain areas, and grasslands with some areas of bare soil.
Range: Southern Alberta east to southwest Manitoba, south to central Arizona and central New Mexico, west to eastern California.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
August 06, 2016 coreyk Mono County, California, United States August 12, 2016 Details
July 06, 2016 ncrosbyrd Inyo County, California, United States July 29, 2016 Details
June 29, 2013 joeschelling Colfax County, New Mexico, United States July 07, 2013 Details
July 02, 2009 tjantscher Carbon County, Wyoming, United States January 10, 2013 Details
June 27, 1985 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Douglas County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 12, 1989 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Mineral County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 18, 1990 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 26, 1989 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Apache County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 19, 2006 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 22, 2010 J_Martineau Park County, Wyoming, United States January 23, 2011 Details
July 12, 1967 legacy.reporter (Bauer & Herlan) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 11, 1967 legacy.reporter (Emmel, Shields & Ellis) Humboldt County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 14, 1967 legacy.reporter (Emmel, Shields & Ellis) Nye County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 04, 1968 legacy.reporter (David Bauer) Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 22, 1969 legacy.reporter (Emmel & Shields) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 10, 1995 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 22, 1984 legacy.reporter (John G. Pasko) Inyo County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
August 01, 1983 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Alpine County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
August 01, 1983 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) El Dorado County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
July 12, 1993 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Lassen County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
July 24, 1973 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Modoc County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 13, 1974 legacy.reporter (James Scott) Tuolumne County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 09, 1975 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Mono County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 07, 1965 legacy.reporter (John Lane) Mono County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 03, 1961 ray.stanford@stanfordalumni.org (Ray Stanford) Fresno County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 25, 1922 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 24, 1976 legacy.reporter (Michael J. Smith) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 22, 1978 legacy.reporter (Michael J. Smith) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 22, 1978 legacy.reporter (Michael J. Smith) Tuolumne County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 29, 1978 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 29, 1978 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Tuolumne County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 26, 1992 legacy.reporter (Derham Giuliani) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
August 04, 1992 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 16, 1983 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
May 28, 2001 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 18, 1998 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 25, 1979 legacy.reporter (John G. Pasko) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 20, 2006 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 20, 2006 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 22, 2006 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 22, 2006 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 21, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
August 26, 1998 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 07, 2004 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 07, 1979 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 08, 1979 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 23, 1986 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
June 23, 2006 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 05, 1935 legacy.reporter (W. Burdick?) Inyo County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
August 23, 2008 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and Joe Mammoser) Larimer County, Colorado, United States September 29, 2008 Details