Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Small-spotted Flasher
Astraptes egregius (Butler, 1870)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Tailless; wings brown. Upperside wing bases are blue-green; forewing has a few white spots. Males have a costal fold enclosing scent scales on the forewing. Underside of hindwing has a narrow yellow costal margin.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 inches (3.8 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: October in South Texas; February-November in Mexico and Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Seasonal forest or scrub in tropical lowlands.
Range: Ecuador and Venezuela north through tropical America to Mexico. A rare stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
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.
Comments: NULL
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