Common Sootywing Skipper (Pholisora catullus)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Pholisora
Species: catullus

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Divernon, Illinois
Westville, Oklahoma
Edinburg, Texas
Mission, Texas
San Isidro, Texas

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On Sep 14, 2008, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

A cute little skipper indeed! Small black to blackish-brown skipper with a curved row or two of small white spots on the outer forewings. Usually has several small white dots on the head. Likes to perch on vacant weedy spots and in open habitats. Widespread throughout the United States. Flies from Fall to Spring with 2 to 3 broods annually.

Larval host: pigweeds and careless weeds (amaranthus spp).