Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Liris Skipper
Lerema ancillaris (Butler, 1877)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is brown-black; male forewing has a dark stigma. Underside of hindwing is yellow-brown with no markings.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/8 inches (2.5 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: August-October in South Texas, throughout the year in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses including bamboo and sugarcane.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropical forests near rivers.
Range: Peru north through Central America to Mexico. A 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