Attributes of Poanes taxiles

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Poanes taxiles (W.H. Edwards, 1881)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Male narrow black borders; underside of forewing with slightly darkened tip and outer margin; underside of hindwing with darkened base and outer margin. Female: Upperside is dark orange-brown with pale orange patches on the forewing and central hindwing. Underside of hindwing is violet-brown with a pale band of spots and a patch of gray scales near the outer margin.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 11/16 inches (3.2 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: Males perch in sunlit openings on leaves about 3-5 feet above the ground. They appear to defend their territory and may keep a perch for as long as a week. Courtship usually occurs in the afternoon. Females lay eggs singly under the host leaves. Caterpillars feed on leaves and make shelters of silk-tied leaves.
Flight: One brood from mid-June to August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses including bluegrass (Poa), wheatgrass (Agropyron), orchardgrass (Dactylis), wildrye (Elymus), and bentgrass (Agrostis).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Woodland openings, stream valleys, forest meadows.
Range: Western South Dakota and north-central Nebraska south through the southern Rocky Mountains and foothills to central Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might 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 Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Taos County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Colfax County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter McKinley County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cibola County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Torrance County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Catron County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Socorro County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sierra County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Otero County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brown County, Nebraska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Keya Paha County, Nebraska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cherry County, Nebraska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sheridan County, Nebraska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dawes County, Nebraska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sioux County, Nebraska, 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 Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gila 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 Apache County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee 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 Graham 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 Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Weld County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Larimer County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boulder County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gilpin County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Denver County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Douglas County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Elbert County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details