Attributes of Systasea pulverulenta

Texas Powdered Skipper
Systasea pulverulenta (R. Felder, 1869)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Outer margin of hindwing has 2 deep indentations. Upperside is orange-brown with darker olive-brown areas; forewing has a median band of transparent spots all in a row.
Wing Span: 15/16 - 1 3/8 inches (2.4 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: To seek females, males perch in gulches. Females deposit eggs singly on the host plant. Caterpillars feed on leaves and live in folded-leaf nests; fully-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: February-December in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various plants in the mallow family (Malvaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Openings in thorn forest and scrub, parks, near rivers.
Range: South and west Texas south through Mexico to Guatemala.
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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July 13, 2014 Raul Delgado Texas, United States, Webb County August 05, 2014 Details
April 22, 2014 JKHatfield Texas, Lubbock County, United States April 23, 2014 Details
March 30, 2014 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States March 30, 2014 Details
May 09, 2010 ddodd Brewster County, Texas, United States January 14, 2014 Details
October 13, 2013 tom murray Quintana Roo, Mexico November 02, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States September 23, 2013 Details
September 11, 2010 lmreid71 Bexar County, Texas, United States August 13, 2013 Details
July 04, 2012 dspicer Brewster County, Texas, United States July 31, 2012 Details
June 24, 2012 aahewetson Texas, Lamb County, United States July 01, 2012 Details
September 19, 2010 JimConrad Yucatan, Mexico May 03, 2011 Details
October 26, 2010 Jeff Trahan Texas, McMullen County, United States January 26, 2011 Details
August 05, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eddy County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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