Attributes of Thessia jalapus

Jalapus Cloudywing
Thessia jalapus (Plötz, 1881)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown; forewing has dark rectangular spots. Male forewing has a costal fold enclosing scent scales. Hindwing is lobed at the rear and has white fringe. Underside of hindwing is dark brown with 2 darker bands.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 1 7/8 inches (4.2 - 5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Many broods in Mexico; strays to South Texas in July and September-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical forests, especially near streams.
Range: Colombia north through Central America to Mexico. Strays north to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for a rare stray.
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
October 18, 2013 tom murray Quintana Roo, Mexico October 21, 2013 Details
June 21, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras June 21, 2012 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Starr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, United States, Uvalde County December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details