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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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
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gila County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter La Paz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pinal 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 Greenlee 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 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 Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yuma County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Bernardino County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Riverside County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Diego County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Imperial County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Norte, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clark County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Paso County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Culberson County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Presidio County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Terrell County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hudspeth County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
April 18, 2005 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States May 13, 2009 Details
April 18, 2005 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Pima County, Arizona, United States May 18, 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
March 12, 1960 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) San Diego County, California, United States August 10, 2009 Details
October 17, 1965 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) San Diego County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
February 20, 1977 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) San Diego County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
March 24, 1984 legacy.reporter (Richard P. Meyer) San Bernardino County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
September 29, 1991 legacy.reporter (John F. Emmel) San Bernardino County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
June 01, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2010 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