Attributes of Systasea zampa

Arizona Powdered Skipper
Systasea zampa (W.H. Edwards, 1876)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Outer margin of hindwing has 2 deep scallops. Upperside is orange-brown with darker olive-brown areas; forewing has a transparent median band that is broken below the cell.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/2 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: To await females, males perch all day in gulches.
Flight: Several broods from April-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Possibly various plants in the mallow family (Malvaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Canyons, washes, and other openings in desert, thorn forest, and brushland.
Range: Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
January 25, 2014 diwalks2 San Diego County, California, United States January 28, 2014 Details
July 28, 2013 Doug Taron Pima County, Arizona, United States September 08, 2013 Details
March 07, 1984 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 02, 1983 legacy.reporter (D. Parkinson) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 14, 1985 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 16, 1985 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 15, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 20, 1978 legacy.reporter (C. S. Lawson) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 20, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 26, 1978 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 23, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 20, 1978 legacy.reporter (C. S. Lawson) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 07, 2012 Tonia Graves Pima County, Arizona, United States October 14, 2012 Details
December 03, 1977 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 1978 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 2010 RaisingButterflies.org Pima County, Arizona, United States November 28, 2011 Details
April 25, 1982 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 05, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 28, 1982 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 02, 2000 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 05, 2000 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 02, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 15, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 07, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 28, 2008 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 14, 1964 legacy.reporter (Richard Funk) Yuma County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 15, 1973 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2010 Details
September 29, 1991 legacy.reporter (John F. Emmel) San Bernardino County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
March 24, 1984 legacy.reporter (Richard P. Meyer) San Bernardino County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
February 20, 1977 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) San Diego County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
October 17, 1965 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) San Diego County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
March 12, 1960 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) San Diego County, California, United States August 10, 2009 Details
March 19, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Riverside County, California, United States June 17, 2009 Details
September 20, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) San Bernardino County, California, United States June 17, 2009 Details
April 18, 2005 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States May 18, 2009 Details
April 18, 2005 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States May 13, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo 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 Catron County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Luna 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 Eddy 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 Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details