Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mazans Scallopwing
Staphylus mazans (Reakirt, [1867])

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Hindwing margins are scalloped; fringes are completely dark brown. Upperside is black with 2 dark bands on each wing; forewing has a few small white dots near the apex.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 3/16 inches (2.5 - 3 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars eat leaves of the host plants.
Flight: Many flights throughout the year in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Lambsquarters (Chenopodium) in the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), and amaranth (Amaranthus) in the pigweed family (Amaranthaceae).
Adult Food: Not reported.
Habitat: Weedy areas in parks, small clearings and edges in tropical woodlands.
Range: Central Texas south to Veracruz, Mexico.
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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