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Wind's Skipper (Windia windi)
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Wind's Skipper (Windia windi H.A. Freeman)

Wing span: 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inches (3.2 - 3.8 cm).

Identification: Gray brown with large translucent patches on forewing. Male forewing pointed.

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.

The Nature Conservancy Global Rank: GU.

Management needs: Not needed in U.S.


Opler, P.A. 1999. A field guide to western butterflies.  Houghton-Mifflin Co., 
     Boston, Mass. 540 pages, 44 color plates.

Stanford, R. E. and P. A. Opler. 1993. Atlas of western USA butterflies including 
     adjacent parts of Canada and Mexico. Denver and Fort Collins, CO. 

Author: Paul A. Opler

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