Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Red-bordered Satyr
Gyrocheilus patrobas (Hewitson, 1862)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Leading edge of forewing is curved; wings are dark brown; upper and lower sides are identical. Forewing has a light brown submarginal band and 3-4 small white spots just inside the band. Hindwing has a wide, dull red border.
Wing Span: 2 - 2 3/8 inches (5.1 - 6 cm).
Life History: Males patrol in shady habitat for females.
Flight: One brood from mid-August to October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Muhlenbergia emersleyi in Arizona.
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Streamsides in open coniferous forests in the mountains of central and southern Arizona.
Range: Central Arizona south to Central America.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL