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GALLERIES > BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS > ORANGE-HEADED ROADSIDE-SKIPPER [Amblyscirtes phylace]


Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sycamore Canyon, AZ
GPS: 31.4N, -111.2W, elev=3,940' MAP
Date: August 1, 2009
ID : 7C2V0900 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

Family: Skippers (Hesperiidae)

Subfamily: Grass Skippers (Hesperiinae)

Identification: Fringes are cream-colored and not checkered, head and palpi are orange. Upperside is brown-black with no markings; male forewing has a small black stigma. Underside is dark brown with no markings.

Life history: To wait for receptive females, males perch all day in bare depressions in gulches.

Flight: One brood from June-August.

Wing span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 2.9 cm).

Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.

Adult food: Flower nectar.

Habitat: Open woodland and grassland.

Range: The Rocky Mountains of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and west Texas.

Conservation: Not usually required.

NatureServe Global Status: 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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