Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hidden-ray Skipper
Conga chydaea (Butler, 1877)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown; forewing has a number of small transparent spots. Underside is yellow-brown; forewing has a short white streak.
Wing Span: 15/16 - 1 3/16 inches (2.4 - 3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: July-October in South Texas, May-December in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Along wooded canal levees in Texas.
Range: Argentina north through Central America to Mexico. A rare stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Conservation: Not required 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