Attributes of Timochares ruptifasciata

Brown-banded Skipper
Timochares ruptifasciata (Plötz, 1884)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside of forewing is dark brown with irregular bands of darker spots; does not have transparent spots. Hindwing is orange-brown; upperside with 3 dark bands, underside with muted mottling.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 11/16 inches (3.8 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars feed on leaves and rest in shelters of rolled leaves.
Flight: Many broods from March-November in South Texas and Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Openings and edges in tropical forests; city flower gardens.
Range: South Texas, Mexico, and Jamaica.
Conservation: Habitat in the lower Rio Grande Valley should be expanded.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Monitor populations in the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Taxonomy Notes:

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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, 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 Jersey County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brazoria County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kleberg County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kerr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 18, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
August 06, 1999 legacy.reporter (Steven M. Spomer) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 08, 2006 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 04, 1990 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 06, 1999 legacy.reporter (Steven Spomer) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 08, 2006 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
February 13, 2012 JimConrad Yucatan, Mexico December 19, 2012 Details
September 30, 2011 Howard G. Byrne III Pima County, Arizona, United States March 11, 2014 Details