Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Pine Satyr
Paramacera xicaque (Reakirt, [1867])

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Wings are brown. Upperside has dark borders and unringed eyespots; male has a patch of dark scales near the forewing cell. Underside has dark irregular lines, a large eyespot at the tip of the forewing, and 6 small eyespots on the hindwing. P. allyni is now considered a subspecies.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 7/8 inches (3.5 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: One flight from June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Possibly Agrostis stolonifera in Arizona.
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Grassy openings in high-elevation pine forest.
Range: Southeastern Arizona mountains south into Mexico.
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
Alternate Scientific Names:
Paramacera allyni
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