Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Snow's Skipper
Paratrytone snowi (W.H. Edwards, 1877)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown; forewing with several clear spots; male forewing with a narrow black stigma. Hindwing has a row of small reddish spots. Underside is reddish brown with a black forewing base; upperside spots are repeated below.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 3/8 inches (2.9 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: Adults have a very swift flight. Males perch in gullies all day to wait for females, who lay eggs singly on host plant leaves.
Flight: One brood from June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Pine dropseed grass (Blepharoneuron tricholepis).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Openings in Ponderosa pine forests, mountain meadows, especially along streams and gulches..
Range: High elevations in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Arizona, and New 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.
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