Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Confused Pellicia
Pellicia angra Evans, 1953

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Forewings are pointed; wings are black. Forewing has an iridescent purple sheen and is faintly mottled.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 inches (2.9 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: October-November in South Texas; June-November in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably morning glories (Convolvulaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subtropical.
Range: Panama north through Central America to central Mexico. A rare stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Comment: The United States records of this species are likely referrable to Pellicia arina.
Conservation: Not necessary for a rare stray.
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
There are no sightings for this species.