Pyrisitia proterpia (Fabricius, 1775)
Status: Very rare stray
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: A resident in Mexico and a somewhat common stray into southern portions of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. There is one record from eastern Nebraska.
Larval Hostplant(s): Legumes – mesquite, senna and Desmodium.
Broods/Flight Times: August through November in Texas.
Overwintering: This semi-tropical species does not overwinter in our area.
Habitat: As a stray it might be found anywhere.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 inches
Notes: Known from a single individual photographed by Barbara and Loren Padelford (shown) at Schramm State Recreation Area on September 28, 1986.