Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Neamathla Skipper
Nastra neamathla (Skinner & R.C. Williams, 1923)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is brown with no markings. Underside of forewing is black at the base and yellow-brown on the remainder of the wing; hindwing is yellow-brown with no pale scales on the veins.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Three broods from February-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably grasses.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Marsh edges and other open, moist areas.
Range: Southeast Texas, peninsular Florida and the Keys, south to Costa Rica. Strays to southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
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