Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Prenda Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes tolteca Scudder, 1872


Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown, underside lighter brown; both with many small white spots on forewing and hindwing. Male forewing stigma is large and dark brown.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.5 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Adults visit flowers in the morning and rest in the shade during the afternoon.
Flight: Several broods from April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including Allionia.
Habitat: Open woodland, desert grassland, dry washes, and riparian areas.
Range: Southeastern Arizona and northern Mexico.
Conservation: Populations and their habitats should be conserved wherever found.
NCGR: GU - Unable to assign rank due to lack of available information.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL