Attributes of Polygonus savigny

Manuel's Skipper
Polygonus savigny (Latreille, [1824])

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Wings are dark brown. Upperside of forewing has a blue sheen at the base and reflective white spots. Underside of hindwing has reddish-brown areas.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 inches (3.8 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: August-September in South Texas, January-October in tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Shrub legume Muellera moniliformis.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tidal scrub.
Range: Argentina north through central America to Mexico and the West Indies. Rare stray to South Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for 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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key Largo County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Big Pine Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Stock Island County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Paradise Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 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
August 03, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Chiapas, Mexico August 07, 2009 Details
August 06, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Chiapas, Mexico August 07, 2009 Details
August 07, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Chiapas, Mexico August 07, 2009 Details