Species Page: Carus Skipper (Polites carus)

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.

Larval Hostplant(s): A variety of grasses.

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

Overwintering: Probably not in this area.

Habitat: Grassy areas.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/4 inches

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

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