Polites carus (W. H. Edwards, 1883)
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
Notes: Known from a single specimen taken by Doug Long in Furnas county.