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Red-studded Skipper (Noctuana stator)
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Red-studded Skipper (Noctuana stator [Godman])

Wing span: 1 - 1 1/3 inches (2.5 - 3.3 cm).

Identification: Forewings pointed. Upper surface blackish brown mottled with black. Dark bar across forewing tip, blackish smudge in middle of hindwing.

Life history: Not reported.

Flight: Several flights all year in Mexico.

Caterpillar hosts: Not reported.

Adult food: Flower nectar or bird droppings.

Habitat: Shady tropical woods.

Range: Mexico south to Central America. Rare stray to southern Texas.

Comment: Photographed at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Hidalgo Co., Texas in late 1999. Species information not readily available.

Conservation: Not necessary for a rare stray.

The Nature Conservancy Global Rank: Not yet ranked. Probably G5.

Management needs: None reported.


Godman, F.D. 1899-1901. Biologioa Centrali-Americana. Insecta. London, Dulau.

Author: Paul A. Opler

Red-studded Skipper (Noctuana stator)
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