Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Wind's Skipper
Windia windi H.A. Freeman, 1969

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Gray brown with large translucent patches on forewing. Male forewing pointed.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inches (3.2 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Males perch in gullies at bottoms of steep canyons to await females.
Flight: August-September (1 flight).
Caterpillar Hosts: Unknown.
Adult Food: Unknown.
Habitat: Subtropical scrub.
Range: Western Mexico. Rare vagrant to southeastern Arizona.
Conservation: Not needed for rare vagrant.
Management Needs: Not needed in U.S.
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