Mexico, USA & Canada
BARNES & McDUNNOUGH, 1916
Family - HESPERIIDAE
Atrytonopsis edwardsi, Arizona, USA ©
There are 15
species in the genus Atrytonopsis,
distributed variously from the southern states of the USA to Costa
Rica. The uppersides of all species are dull brown. In all species
there is a group of 3 small hyaline dots near the apex. There are
additional hyaline spots on the forewings of most species, but these
vary considerably in size and extent from one species to another. A
few species e.g. llorenti,
python also have hyaline spots on the hindwings. The
undersides of most species are paler than the dorsal, and tend to be
dusted or lightly marbled.
Atrytonopsis edwardsi is
Arizona, Texas and northern Mexico.
inhabits open dry rocky habitats.
To be completed.
imbibe moisture from damp ground. Both sexes take nectar from a wide
variety of herbaceous flowers, favouring Asteraceae.