Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Red-studded Skipper
Noctuana stator (Godman, 1899)


Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Forewings pointed. Upper surface blackish brown mottled with black. Dark bar across forewing tip, blackish smudge in middle of hindwing.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/3 inches (2.5 - 3.3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Several flights all year in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar or bird droppings.
Habitat: Shady tropical woods.
Range: Mexico south to Central America. Rare stray to southern Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for a rare stray.
NCGR: Not yet ranked. Probably G5.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022!

Moths are amazing creatures. Take photographs and share your moth sightings with us to document the moths where you live. Learn more.