Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Emerald Aguna
Aguna claxon Evans, 1952

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Hindwings are lobed. Upperside of body is green. Upperside of wings is brown with green wing bases. Forewing has a white median band both above and below. Underside of hindwing has a distinct silver-white median band.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 inches (3.8 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: October in South Texas, June-October in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably legumes.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropics.
Range: Venezuela and Colombia north through Central America to Mexico. A rare stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for 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.
Comments: NULL
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