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Butterflies of Mexico, USA & Canada
Sheep Skipper
Atrytonopsis edwardsi  BARNES & McDUNNOUGH, 1916
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - HESPERIINAE
Tribe -
Atrytonopsis edwardsi, Arizona, USA  Tony Hoare
Introduction
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, pittacus and 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 found in Arizona, Texas and northern Mexico.
Habitats
This species inhabits open dry rocky habitats.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour
Males commonly imbibe moisture from damp ground. Both sexes take nectar from a wide variety of herbaceous flowers, favouring Asteraceae.
 

 

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