Attributes of Thorybes diversus

Western Cloudywing
Thorybes diversus Bell,1927

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside is dull brown with small pale spots. Males lack a costal fold. Underside is dull brown with gray scaling at margins; hindwing with indistinct dark bands.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inches (3.2 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: To await females, males perch in small forest openings. Eggs are laid singly on the host plant.
Flight: One brood from June-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Cow clover (Trifolium wormskjoldii) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Small openings in coniferous forests.
Range: Local and scarce. South Cascade mountains of Oregon and the Sierra Nevada of California.
Conservation: Seems to require open forest understory in yellow pine forests. Forest succession or replacement due to fire suppression may be a threat.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 10, 2007 RaisingButterflies.org Madera County, California, United States November 28, 2011 Details
June 21, 2011 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 04, 1989 legacy.reporter (Richard Kelson) Tehama County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 04, 1989 legacy.reporter (Richard Kelson) Tehama County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
June 28, 1977 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
July 20, 1969 paulopler (Paul Opler) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 23, 1969 paulopler (Paul Opler) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 27, 1967 legacy.reporter (N. La Due) El Dorado County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 16, 1999 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Del Norte County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
July 05, 1963 legacy.reporter (C. Don MacNeill) Trinity County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
June 10, 1961 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 16, 2009 Details
June 08, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
June 11, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
June 08, 1992 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Madera County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
June 11, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
May 23, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
June 16, 1990 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mariposa County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
July 03, 1991 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mariposa County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
May 23, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mariposa County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
May 31, 2000 legacy.reporter (Richard V. Kelson) Tuolumne County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
June 10, 1961 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
June 30, 1962 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
May 23, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mariposa County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
May 23, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
June 11, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
May 30, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States June 11, 2009 Details
May 29, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States June 08, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Del Norte County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Siskiyou County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tehama County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Plumas County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nevada County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Dorado County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tuolumne County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mariposa County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madera County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Shasta County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sierra County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Humboldt County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Trinity County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Curry County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Josephine County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Klamath County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Oregon, United States December 31, 2004 Details