Attributes of Piruna aea

Many-spotted Skipperling
Piruna aea (Dyar, 1912)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown; forewing with small white marginal spots; hindwing with 2-3 white median spots. Underside is reddish brown; hindwing has marginal and submarginal white spots.
Wing Span: Not reported.
Life History: Adults rest with their wings closed, but bask with hindwings open wide and forewings open to about 45 degrees. Males patrol to find receptive females. Caterpillars live and feed within nests of webbed leaves. Fully-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood from August-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported; probably grasses, sedges, or rushes.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Desert grasslands and open woodlands.
Range: Nogales, Arizona south through Mexico to Guatemala.
Conservation: United States populations should be located and their consevation needs assessed.
NCGR:
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 29, 2015 Shirley Wilkerson Cochise County, Arizona, United States August 17, 2015 Details
July 28, 2012 Doug Taron Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States September 02, 2013 Details
August 13, 1988 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 1990 legacy.reporter (Richard P. Meyer) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 05, 1990 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 12, 1990 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 06, 2001 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 18, 2007 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 01, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 26, 2009 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States August 18, 2009 Details
July 26, 2009 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States August 17, 2009 Details
September 01, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
May 06, 2001 legacy.reporter (James P. Tuttle) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz 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 Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details