Attributes of Thespieus macareus

Chestnut-marked Skipper
Thespieus macareus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown with large transparent white spots on both wings. Underside of hindwing is variegated white, brown, gray, and red.
Wing Span: 1 5/16 - 1 1/2 inches (3.4 - 3.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Several broods; from July-November in South Texas, February-November in Mexico and Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropical thorn scrub.
Range: Venezuela north through Colombia and Central America to central Mexico. An occasional stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Conservation: Not required for a 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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
March 31, 2014 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras March 31, 2014 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details