Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Variegated Skipper
Gorgythion begga (Prittwitz, 1868)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown with a variegated pattern and a slight iridescent violet sheen; forewing has 2 tiny transparent spots near the apex.
Wing Span: 15/16 - 1 1/16 inches (2.4 - 2.7 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: March and December in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Dry creek beds and small clearings in tropical forests.
Range: Argentina north through Central America to Mexico. A very rare stray north into South 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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