Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Evans' Skipper
Panoquina evansi (H.A. Freeman, 1946)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are dark brown. Forewing upperside has large translucent amber spots. Underside of hindwing has a blue-violet sheen; an irregular white band is visible in males and obscure in females.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 1 3/4 inches (4.2 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Several broods; from October-November in South Texas, May-November in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Perhaps sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropical thorn forest.
Range: Paraguay north through mainland tropical America to central Mexico and Jamaica. A periodic stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
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
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