Attributes of Pellicia dimidiata

Morning Glory Pellicia
Pellicia dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, 1870

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside of wing black has a faint or absent purple sheen. Underside of male hindwing has glandular oval patch near wing base.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: October in South Texas; April-May and September-February in Mexico and Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wild morning glories (Ipomoea) in the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropical scrub and open weedy areas.
Range: Argentina north through tropical America to northern Mexico. Strayed once to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary 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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October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) San Luis Potosi, 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
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 Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details