Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Glazed Pellicia
Pellicia arina Evans, 1953

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Forewings are pointed. Wings are black; upperside has an iridescent purple sheen and faint mottling.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/2 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: March-April and June-December in South Texas; July and October-February in Mexico and Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Probably flower nectar.
Habitat: Forest edges and trails.
Range: Panama north through Central America to northern Mexico. A periodic stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for a periodic 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
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