Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Gold-spotted Aguna
Aguna asander (Hewitson, 1867)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Wings are chestnut brown. Forewing has pale spots that are all about the same size. Underside of hindwing has a blurry rectangular silver patch.
Wing Span: 1 7/8 - 2 3/16 inches (3.8 - 5.6 cm).
Life History: Adults rest on the underside of leaves.
Flight: April, June, and August-November in South Texas; December-January in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Legumes including Bauhinia.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Tropical scrub and nearby openings and edges.
Range: Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to the West Indies. Strays to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas and rarely to southeastern Arizona.
Conservation: Not necessary 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.
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