Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hecebolus Skipper
Panoquina hecebolus (Scudder, 1872)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are brown. Upperside of forewing has a few pale spots; male has a round spot in the cell. Underside of the hindwing has veins lighter than the background; rarely with a purple sheen or a band of spots.
Wing Span: 1 3/16 - 1 1/2 inches (3.1 - 3.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: October-November in South Texas; throughout the year in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Unknown.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open subtropical scrub and wood edges.
Range: Northern Mexico south through tropical America to Paraguay. A regular stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas; a rare stray to the Florida Keys.
Conservation: Not usually required.
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
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