Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chisos Banded-Skipper
Autochton cincta (Plötz, 1882)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside of wings is dark brown; forewing has a narrow white band. Hindwing fringe is pure white.
Wing Span: Not reported.
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Probably several from March-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Beggar\'s ticks (Desmodium) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Oak-pine woodlands.
Range: Chisos Mountains of west Texas south to El Salvador.
Conservation: Populations in Big Bend National Park should be monitored and conserved.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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