Carus Skipper

Polites carus (W. H. Edwards, 1883)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Southern Arizona to west Texas. Strays north from there

Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods in its established range (NM, AZ, TX)

Larval Hostplant(s): A variety of grasses

Habitat: Grassy areas

Found at:

Overwintering: Probably not in this area

Similar Species:

Notes: Known from a single specimen taken by Doug Long in Furnas county

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Carus Skipper – female, dorsal
Carus Skipper – female, ventral

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