Arizona Skipper Flight Chronology

ANNOTATED FLIGHT CHRONOLOGY OF ARIZONA BUTTERFLIES*

*Adapted from:

Bailowitz, R.A. “Annotated Checklist of Arizona Butterflies.” (Maintained annually).
Bailowitz, R.A. & Brock, J. 1991. Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona, Sonoran Arthropod Studies Inc., Tucson.

Taxonomic order from above sources. See both sources for scientific names and original describers of species, comprehensive counties of occurance in AZ, owners of cited records, and taxonomic numbers.

PART I: HESPERIIDAE

ALL YEAR IN SOUTH:
Funereal Duskywing: below 9500′, hilltops, territorial, gardens, most widespread Erynnis
Arizona Powdered-Skipper: Feb-Sept N of Gila R; hot canyons below 5560′
White Checkered-Skipper: Feb-Nov N of Gila R.; intergrades w/ Common C-S occur
Desert Checkered-Skipper: hot, dry canyons below 5250′
Erichson’s White-Skipper: low canyons and streamsides, below 4600′
Orange Skipperling: spr.-fall in far N; all counties but Apache; hot, rocky cyns.
Eufala Skipper: city gardens, alfalfa fields
Fiery Skipper: city gardens, alfalfa fields, Bermuda grass; pushes N in late summer

JANUARY:
22 (’78): end White-patched Skipper (Sonoita Ck., StC); also March and June records; wet spots

FEBRUARY:
1 (’73): begin Yucca Giant-Skipper navajo, arizonae, albasuffusa (Wahweap Cpgd., 5 m NW Glen Cyn. Dam, Coco); yuccas
6 (’06): begin Northern White-Skipper (L. Havasu City, Moh); below 8530′, no StC records
7 (’99): begin Sleepy Duskywing (Herb Martyr Cpgd., Coch); oaks, usually scrub oaks; hilltops
8 (’87): begin Golden-headed Scallopwing (Baboquivari Cyn., Pim); varied habs., oft. beneath canopy
13 (’72): begin Small Checkered-Skipper (nr. Wickenburg, Yav); deserts, grasslands, ag. fields
14 (’81): single Tropical Least-Skipper (California Gulch, StC); no March records, streams and ponds
15 (’87): begin Pahaska Skipper martini, williamsi, pahaska (5 m SW Patagonia, StC); grlds, hills, nect
17 (’96): begin Mournful Duskywing (Garden Cyn., Coch); oak assoc., low and mid-elev., hilltops
20 (’82): begin Common Streaky-Skipper (Sonoita Ck., StC); mt. foothills 3200-6300′
21 (’82): begin Texas Powdered-Skipper (CA Gulch, StC); no June records, mainly Aug-Oct; Coch, StC
23 (’09): begin Violet-clouded Skipper (Pima Cyn., Pim); saguaro cyns., gardens
23 (’86): begin White-barred Skipper 1st brood (Chino Cyn., StC); more common spring, hilltops
27 (’99): begin Juvenal’s Duskywing (Herb Martyr Cpgd., Coch); mid- & high-elev. oak assoc.
27 (’09): begin Meridian Duskywing (Pima Cyn., Pim); all except Apac & Yum; oak woodland
28 (’26): begin Sachem (Yuma, Yum); varied habitats, Bermuda grass, mts.

MARCH:
1 (’84): begin Morrison’s Skipper (Mule Mts., Coch); strong hilltopper, short flight
2 (’86): begin Saltbush Sootywing, alpheus (12 m S Three Points, Pim); Atriplex canescens flats
6 (’88): begin Mojave Sootywing, libya (Organ Pipe Cactus NM, Pim); Atriplex flats
6 (’82): begin Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Guadalupe Cyn., Coch); moist cyns. beneath canopy
8 (’38): begin Dotted Roadside-Skipper (Patagonia, StC); grassland cyns.
9 (’98): begin Common Sootywing (3 m E Yuma, Yum); wastelands, ag. areas, streamsides
9 (’18): begin Sandhill Skipper, chusca (Yuma, Yum); river thickets, ag. fields; no May or June records
11 (’97): begin Scudder’s Duskywing (Mule Mts., Coch); Coch, Pim, StC, scarce, hilltops
12 (’84): begin White-striped Longtail (Box Cyn., Pim); 2300-6600′, varied habitats
12 (’84): begin Gold-costa Skipper (Box Cyn., Pim); limestone cyns. 3900-6600′
12 (’83): begin Nysa Roadside-Skipper (5 m SW Patagonia, StC); hot, rocky cyns. below 5900′
12 (’07): begin Carus Skipper (Patagonia Lake, StC); several broods, foothills and cyns.
13 (’89): #1 of 4 Mottled Bolla (Pena Blanca Cyn., StC); Pim, StC; common in Sonora
15 (’80): begin Short-tailed Skipper (French Joe Cyn., Coch); oak assoc., pref. Gambel’s
19 (’09): begin Pacuvius Duskywing (Miller Cyn., Coch); Ceanothus, hilltops above 5600′
19 (’95): begin Southern Skipperling 1st brood (California Gulch, StC); Coch. snd StC. only; tiny
20 (’88): begin Acacia Skipper (Elkhorn Ranch. Pim); hot cyns. 2900-5250′
22 (’09): begin Arizona Skipper (Gunsight Pass, Pim); Coch, Pim, StC, kidneywood, below 5900′
26 (’96): begin Saltbush Sootywing oricus (Cottonwood, Yav); prob. late summer brood, Atriplex
29 (’84): begin Desert Cloudywing (Molino Basin, Pim); wooded cyns., mostly 4000-7220′
31 (’09): begin Sheep Skipper (Box Cyn., Pim); one mid-Jan. record; low to mid elev., mostly morns.

APRIL:
1 (’93): begin Afranius Duskywing (3 m NW Portal, Coch); most N counties, taxonomy unclear
3 (’18): begin MacNeill’s Sootywing 1st brood (Gadsden, Yum); LaP, Yum; Atriplex lentiformis
4 (’69): begin Rocky Mountain Duskywing (Hualapai Mts., Moh); N counties, moisture, oaks
5 (’11): begin Laviana White-Skipper 1st brood (½ m SW Patagonia, StC); below 5250′
5 (’86): single Tropical Least Skipper (Aravaipa Cyn., Pin); no March records, streams and ponds
7 (’96): begin Sunrise Skipper (2 m S Palominas, Coch); Coch, Pim, StC; Paspalum assoc., 4000-6230′
9 (’89): begin Silver-spotted Skipper (Garden Cyn., Coch); 4265-9200′, Robinia assoc.
10 (’94): begin Cestus Skipper 1st brood (Sycamore Cyn., StC); upper lim. saguaros, mornings, usu. R
15 (’84): begin Clouded Skipper (Elkhorn Ranch, Pim); Nogales gardens; increasing
16 (’05): begin Bronze Roadside-Skipper (Mt. Lemmon 5500′, Pim); varied habitats 3600-8530′
17 (’33): early Western Branded-Skipper harpalus, susanae (Mt. Graham, Grah); no May records, high
18 (’64): end MacNeill’s Sootywing 1st brood (Parker, LaP); LaP, Yum; Atriplex lentiformis
20 (’69): begin Mountain Checkered-Skipper (South rim, GCNP, Coco); above 6900′, ground flowers
21 (’91): #1 of 4 Potrillo Skipper (Chino Cyn., StC); common in Sonora
22 (’78): begin Long-tailed Skipper (Elkhorn Ranch, Pim); Coch, Pim, StC, mostly fall, varied habs.
22 (’78): begin Deva Skipper (E. Turkey Ck., Coch); males perch and patrol cyns.
23 (’78): begin Northern Cloudywing (Miller Cyn., Coch); var. habs., wooded, mid-elev.
27 (’87): begin Umber Skipper (Garden Cyn., Coch); Coch & StC only; above 5575′, very rare
28 (’62): begin Viereck’s Skipper (Redington Pass, Pim); steep hillsides, cyns., spotty dist.
29 (’89): begin Mexican Cloudywing (Peter’s Flat, Grah); moist meadows at high alt.
29 (’89): begin Persius Duskywing (Peter’s Flat, Grah); similar to afranius, high elev.
29 (’89): begin Python Skipper (Box Cyn., Pim); mid-elev., steep cyns., yellow composites

MAY:
2 (’06): begin Juba Skipper (Lime Kiln Cyn., Moh); no July records, trans. & higher; Apac, Coco, Moh
3 (’74): one Horace’s Duskywing (11 mi. NE Lukachukai, Apac); barely enters state
4 (’91): #2 of 4 Mottled Bolla (Holden Cyn., StC); Pim, StC; common in Sonora
8 (’01): early Many-Spotted Skipperling (3 m W Pena Blanca, StC); oak grassland
11 (’91): odd early Texas Roadside-Skipper (Muleshoe Ranch, Coch); low cyns., limestone grassland
13 (’78): begin Toltec Roadside-Skipper (Aravaipa Cyn., Pina); cyns. below 4900′, scarcer in spring
13 (’89): begin Rhesus Skipper (Green’s Peak Rd., Apac); Apac, Coco, Yav; pinyon grlnd, hillsides
15 (’91): begin Slaty Roadside-Skipper (5 m S Patagonia, StC); moist hillsides above 5250′
17 (’96): begin Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper (Miller Cyn., Coch); Coch. only; high cyns., roadsides
18 (’74): begin Strecker’s Giant-Skipper (E. Sunset Mt., Coco); Apac, Coco, Nav; high grassland yuccas
18 (’91): end Southern Skipperling 1st brood (California Gulch, StC); Coch and StC only; tiny
18 (’78): begin Uncas Skipper (San Rafael Valley, StC); grasslands, 4300-7550′, thistles
18 (’89): begin Draco Skipper (nr. Green’s Pk.., Apac); lush streamsides, cienegas, nectar
18 (’89): begin Tawny-edged Skipper (nr. Green’s Pk., Apac); Apac, Coco, Gila, Gree; pine cyns., str.
21 (’78): begin Common Checkered-Skipper (Lime Kiln Cyn., Moh); dist. and taxonomy unclear
22 (’04): #1 of 3Faceted Skipper (Pena Blanca Lake, StC); common in Sonora
23 (’79): #2 of 4 Potrillo Skipper (Curtiss Siding Marsh, Coch); common in Sonora
25 (’01): begin Russet Skipperling (Mt. Graham, Grah); moist cyns. above 5575′
26 (’86): begin Garita Skipperling (Escudilla Mt., Apac); pine woods clearings above 6200′
29 (’91): end Laviana White-Skipper 1st brood (California Gulch, StC); below 5250′
29 (’68): begin Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper (10 m NE Flagstaff, Coco); lush cyns. above 5600′
30 (’82): end Cestus Skipper 1st brood (Redfield Cyn., Grah); upper lim. saguaros, mornings, usu. R

JUNE:
1 (’77): begin Dreamy Duskywing (Pt. Imperial, Coco); moist cyns. & meadows above 6200′
2 (’88): begin Long Dash (Duran Ranch, Coco); restricted range in AZ (Coco only), easlily overlooked
3 (’07): begin Golden-banded Skipper (Wet Cyn., Grah); moist, mid-elev. cyns.
4 (’71): begin Ursine Giant-Skipper incl. deserti (Camp Ck., Mari); mid-elev. yucca assoc.
4 (’89): begin Sandhill Skipper, sabuleti (Ashurst Run, Coco); Apac & Green only; parks, grasslands
4 (’83): end White-barred Skipper 1st brood (AW Research Ranch, StC); more common spring, hilltops
5 (’11): begin Cassus Roadside-Skipper (Col. Devlin Tr., Gila); moist cyns. above 5250′, flowers
7 (’59): begin Nevada Skipper (Big Lake, Apache); Apache only, cienegas above 8530′
7 (’42): begin Taxiles Skipper (South Rim GCNP, Coco); wet cyns. above 5250′, flowers
9 (’74): end Sleepy Duskywing (Roof Butte, Apac); oaks, usually scrub oaks; hilltops
9 (’74): end Yucca Giant-Skipper incl. navajo, arizonae, albasuffusa (Chusca Mts., Apac); yuccas
13 (’92): 1st of 2 Two-barred Flasher (Garden Cyn., Coch); regular in Sonora
13 (’89): begin Green Skipper (Walnut Cyn., Coco); cyns., 5250-7200′, not on hilltops
16 (’68): end Rhesus Skipper (30 m NW Flagstaff, Coco); Apac, Coco, Yav; pinyon grasslands, hills
17 (’84): begin Large Roadside-Skipper (Mt. Hopkins, StC); damp pine/oak cyns.
18 (’78): begin 3 White-fringed Cloudywing (Mt. Hopkins Rd., StC); reg. in N Sonora
18 (’63): end Umber Skipper (Madera Cyn. StC); Coch & StC only; above 5600′, very rare; also 9/21
18 (’78): begin Dun Skipper (2 m SW Jerome, Yav); mostly N of Gila R, flowers
20 (’77): end Saltbush Sootywing, oricus (20 m SW Fredonia, Coco); prob. late summer brood, Atriplex
21 (’89): begin Four-spotted Skipperling (Gooseberry Ck., Apac); moist meadows above 7200′
21 (’89): begin Peck’s Skipper (Gooseberry Ck., Apac); Apac & Green only, high cienegas & streams
22 (’65): end Viereck’s Skipper (Roaring Spr., GCNP, Coco); steep hillsides, cyns., spotty dist.
24 (’76): begin Mojave Sootywing, lena (1 m W Leupp, Coco); Coco, Nava, Atriplex assoc.
24 (’67): end Morrison’s Skipper (Kehl Spr., Coco); strong hilltopper, short flight
25 (’67): end Strecker’s Giant-Skipper (Flagstaff, Coco); Apac, Coco, Nav; high grassland yuccas
25 (’89): end Long Dash (Dick Hart Tank, Coco); restr. range in AZ (Coco only), easlily overlooked
25 (’79): begin Simius Roadside-Skipper (4 m SE Springerville, Apac); Apac, Coch, StC; cindercone
27 (’58): one specific record Delaware Skipper, lagus (White Mts., Apac); 2 non-specific from Nav
30 (’80): begin Edwards’ Skipperling (Pinery Cyn., Coch); pine/oak cyns., riparian areas

JULY:
1 (’89): begin Drusius Cloudywing (Garden Cyn., Coch); Coch, Pim, StC, cyns., oak woods
3 (’37): end Mountain Checkered-Skipper (Hannegan Mdws., Green); above 6800′, ground flowers
3 (’77): begin Yuma Skipper (1 m W Tuba City, Coco); Apac, Coco, Moh only; Phragmites assoc., local
4 (’90): begin Texas Roadside-Skipper (French Joe Cyn., Coch), see 11 May; low cyns., limest. grlnd
4 (’80): begin Western Branded-Skipper harpalus, susanae (Riggs L., Grah); no May records, high alt.
5 (’89): begin Snow’s Skipper (Mt. Graham, Grah); pine & fir forests
6 (’64): end Mojave Sootywing, lena (5 m N Winslow, Nav); Coco, Nav, Atriplex assoc.
6 (’60): begin Oslar’s Roadside-Skipper (Tucson, Pim); cyns. & grasslands, oft. late afternoon
7 (’89): begin Tropical Least Skipper (Garden Cyn., Coch); no March records, streams and ponds
7 (’76): end Deva Skipper (Onion Saddle, Coch); males perch and patrol cyns.
8 (’00): begin Valeriana Skipper (3 n SW Patagonia, StC); Pim, StC; nr 4200′, often crepuscular
8 (’09): begin Dull Firetip (W. Turkey Cr., Coch); Coch, Grah, Pim, Pin, StC; oaks 4250-7900′
8 (’00): begin Elissa Roadside-Skipper (3R Cyn., StC); Coch, Pim, StC only; can be scarce
8 (’53): end Sandhill Skipper, sabuleti (Parks, Coco); Apac & Green only; parks, grasslands
9 (’90): #1 of 3 Fitzgaertner’s Flat (Patagonia Lake, StC); crepuscular, reg. in Sonora
9 (’77): end Persius Duskywing (Agassiz Pk., Coco); similar to afranius, high elev.
9 (’58): begin Moon-marked Skipper (Sunnyside Cyn., Coch); pine/oak cyns., thistles
12 (’84): begin Hammock Skipper (Tucson Mt. Park, Pim); gen. below 8200′
12 (’41): end Rocky Mountain Duskywing (Hannegan Meadows, Green); N counties, moisture, oaks
12 (’76): #1 of 3 Emorsa Spurwing (Box Cyn., Pim); reg. in Sonora
13 (’00): begin Dorantes Longtail (Carr Cyn., Coch); legume feeder, mt. cyns.
13 (’36): begin Woodland Skipper (North Rim GCNP, Coco); Coco & Moh only, strip country
14 (’84): begin Brazilian Skipper (Tucson Mt. Pk., Pim); Coch, Coco, Pim, StC, Yum; Canna assoc.
15 (’31): end Nevada Skipper (nr. Greer, Apac); Apac only, cienegas above 8500′
16 (’58): #2 of 3 White-fringed Cloudywing (Sunnyside Cyn., Coch); reg. in N Sonora
16 (’80): end Mexican Cloudywing (Crosby Crossing, Apac); moist meadows at high alt.
16 (’51): end Python Skipper (Madera Cyn., StC); mid-elev., steep cyns., yellow composites
24 (’73): begin Julia’s Skipper (Pena Blanca Cpgd., StC); scarce, ag. fields, irrig. ditches
26 (’00): begin Many-Spotted Skipperling (Red Rock Cyn., StC); oak grassland
26 (’75): end Draco Skipper (North Rim GCNP, Coco); lush streamsides, cienegas, nectar
30 (’80): end Dreamy Duskywing (Pt. Imperial, Coco); moist cyns. & meadows above 6200′

AUGUST:
1 (’60): begin Ocola Skipper (Sycamore Cyn., StC); Coch, Pim, StC; occ. multiples
3 (’91): begin Southern Skipperling 2nd brood (Sycamore Cyn., StC); Coch. and StC. only; tiny
3 (’77): end Tawny-edged Skipper (Tsaile Ck., Apac); Apac, Coco, Gila, Gree; pine cyns., streams
6 (’05): #3 of 4 Potrillo Skipper (Patagonia, StC); common in Sonora
7 (’99): begin 14+ Brown-banded Skipper (½ m E Lyle Cyn., StC); Coch, Pim, StC; reg. in Sonora
8 (’64): begin Huachuca Giant-Skipper (Ramsy Cyn., Coch); middle and high Huachuca Mts. only
8 (’75): #2 of 3 Faceted Skipper (Molino Basin, Pim); common in Sonora
11 (’76): end Russet Skipperling (Hospital Flat, Grah); moist cyns. above 5500′
12 (’05): end 3 White-fringed Cloudywing (Guadalupe Cyn., Coch); reg. in N Sonora
12 (’76): end Peck’s Skipper (16 m E McNary, Apac); Apac & Green only, high cienegas & streams
13 (’81) begin White-patched Skipper (Leslie Cyn., Coch), also March and June records; wet spots
15 (’64): end Edwards’ Skipperling (Miller Cyn., Coch); pine/oak cyns., riparian areas
16 (’81): begin Cestus Skipper 2nd brood (CA Gulch, StC); upper lim. saguaros, mornings, usu. R
17 (’79): end Green Skipper (Parker Cyn., Coch); cyns., 5250-7200′, not on hilltops
18 (’01): begin Zilpa Longtail (Bear Valley, StC); Coch, Pim, StC; avid flower feeder
18 (’92): begin Laviana White-Skipper 2nd brood (California Gulch, StC); below 5250′
21 (’81): #2 of 3 EmorsaSpurwing (Elkhorn Cyn., Pim); reg. In Sonora
21 (’84): end Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper (South Fork, Coch); Coch. only, high cyns., roadsides
23 (’83): #2 of 3 Fitzgaertner’s Flat (Cottonwood Cyn., Coch); crepuscular, reg. in Sonora
23 (’83): 1 Wind’s Skipper (Cottonwood Cyn., Coch); reg. in Sonora
23 (’78): #3 of 4 Mottled Bolla (Sycamore Cyn., StC); Pim, StC; common in Sonora
23 (’86): end Elissa Roadside-Skipper (4 m SW Patagonia, StC); Coch, Pim, StC only; can be scarce
25 (’54): #3 of 3 Fitzgaertner’s Flat (Madera Cyn., Pim); crepuscular, reg. in Sonora
25 (’91): end Woodland Skipper (Mt. Logan, Moh); Coco & Moh only, strip country
26 (’60): end Drusius Cloudywing (Madera Cyn., StC); Coch, Pim, StC, cyns., oak woods
26 (’83): 2nd of 2 Two-barred Flasher (½ m E Sycamore Cyn., StC); regular in Sonora
26 (’09): end Slaty Roadside-Skipper (Garden Cyn., Coch); moist hillsides above 5250′
27 (’01): begin 4 Gold-spotted Aguna (Garden Cyn., Coch); Coch, StC; occ. in Sonora
28 (’08): #1 of 3 Mithrax Skipper (Alamo Cyn., StC); common in Sonora
28 (’83): end Ursine Giant-Skipper incl. deserti (6 m E Douglas, Coch); mid-elev. yucca assoc.
28 (’82): end Simius (Roadside-)Skipper (AW Research Ranch, StC); Apac, Coch, StC; cindercone
29 (’67): end Garita Skipperling (Alpine Divide, Apac); pine woods clearings above 6200′
30 (’86): end Valeriana Skipper (2 m W Pena Blanca Lake, StC); Pima, StC, nr 4300′, often crepusc.
30 (’97): #2 of 3 Mithrax Skipper (Sonoita, StC); common in Sonora
30 (’05): begin Bauer’s Giant-Skipper incl. freemani (Verde Hot Sprgs., Yav); common at moisture

SEPTEMBER:
1 (’69): begin Orange Giant-Skipper (Pine, Gila); Gila and Yav only, agave assoc.
1 (’50): begin Arizona Giant-Skipper (Ramsey Cyn., Coch); agave assoc., 3600-6200′
2 (’73): begin 5 Brown Longtail (O’Donnell Cyn., StC); Pim & StC only
2 (’73): #4 of 4 Potrillo Skipper (Parker Cyn., Coch); common in Sonora
2 (’10): end Many-Spotted Skipperling (Cienega Ck., Pim); oak grassland
3 (’99): end Moon-marked Skipper (Portal, Coch); pine/oak cyns., thistles
4 (’43): begin MacNeill’s Sootywing 2nd brood (Yuma, Yum); LaP, Yum; Atriplex lentiformis
4 (’60): end Juvenal’s Duskywing (4 m SE McNary, Apac); mid- & high-elev. oak assoc.
4 (’76): begin Violet-banded Skipper (5 m N Nogales, StC); four records; Pim, StC; low-mid elev.
5 (’95): only Hermit Skipper (Bisbee, Coch); stray
5 (’82): end Oslar’s Roadside-Skipper (AW Research Ranch, StC); cyns. & grasslands, oft. late aft.
6 (’77): end Northern Cloudywing (nr. Patagonia, StC); var. habs., wooded, mid-elev.
6 (’86): end Scudder’s Duskywing (Garden Cyn., Coch); all except Apac & Yum; oak woodland
6 (’64): begin Apache Skipper (Hualapai Mts., Moh); clearings in pines, flowers, occ. hilltops
7 (’87): end Large Roadside-Skipper (Guadalupe Cyn., Coch); damp pine/oak cyns.
8 (’91): end Golden-banded Skipper (Alum Gulch StC); moist, mid-elev. cyns.
8 (’99): end Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper (Herb Martyr, Coch); lush cyns. above 5500′
9 (’74): end Short-tailed Skipper (Madera Cyn., Pim); oak assoc., preferably Gambel’s
12 (’92): only Mercurial Skipper (Sopori Bosque, StC)
12 (’05): only Pelopidus Skipper (Sycamore Cyn., StC); unknown from Sonora
12 (’90): end Four-spotted Skipperling (Comfort Sprg., Coch); moist meadows above 7200′
12 (’74): end Dun Skipper (Groom Ck., Yav); mostly N of Gila R, flowers
13 (’91): end Cassus Roadside-Skipper (Garden Cyn., Coch); moist cyns. above 5250′, flowers
14 (’76): end Juba Skipper (Schultz Pass, Coco), no July records; trans. & higher; Apac, Coco, Moh
15 (’01): end Saltbush Sootywing, alpheus (Cebadilla Pond, Pim); Atriplex canescens flats
16 (’54): begin Mojave Giant-Skipper incl. Paiute (15 m W Cameron, Coco); Agave utahensis assoc.
17 (’77): end Bronze Roadside-Skipper (Sycamore Cyn., StC); varied habitats 3600-8500′
18 (’99): end Toltec Roadside-Skipper (Elkhorn Ranch, Pim); cyns. below 5000′, scarcer in spring
19 (’92): #3 of 3 Mithrax Skipper (Patagonia, StC); common in Sonora
19 (’76): end Uncas Skipper (5 m N Prescott, Yav); grasslands, 4200-7600′, thistles
19 (’33): end Western Branded-Skipper harpalus, susanae (SF Pks., Coco); no May records, high
21 (’96): end Texas Roadside-Skipper (Guadalupe Cyn., Coch), see 11 May; low cyns., limest. grlnd
21 (’76): one fall record Umber Skipper (Miller Cyn., Coch); Coch & StC only; above 5500′
23 (’79): end Silver-spotted Skipper (High Ck., Grah); 4200-9200′, Robinia assoc.
23 (’79): end Taxiles Skipper (High Creek, Grah); wet cyns. above 5250′, flowers
23 (’84): end Snow’s Skipper (Ladybug Saddle, Grah); pine & fir forests
24 (’98): begin Poling’s Giant-Skipper (Molino Basin, Pim); mostly on Agave schottii, doesn’t water
24 (’77): begin White-barred Skipper 2nd brood (Alamo Cyn., StC); more common spring, hilltops
26 (’95): end 4 Gold-spotted Aguna (nr. Portal, Coch); Coch, StC; occ. in Sonora
27 (’59): #3 of 3 Emorsa Spurwing (Sonoita Creek, StC); reg. in Sonora
27 (’68): end Common Streaky-Skipper (Seven Springs, Mari); mt. foothills 3200-6300′
29 (’90): only Eight-spotted Longtail (Temporal Gulch, StC)

OCTOBER:
2 (’88): end Afranius Duskywing (Hualapai Mts., Moh); most N counties, taxonomy unclear
3 (’87): end Cestus Skipper 2nd brood (Elkhorn Ranch, Pim); upper lim. aguaros, mornings, usu. rare
4 (’67): only Mexican Longtail (Box Canyon, Pima)
4 (’80): end Desert Cloudywing (French Joe Cyn., Coch); wooded cyns., mostly 3900-7200′
5 (’69): last of 5 Brown Longtail (Cottonwood Spr., StC); Pim & StC only
5 (’04): end Yuma Skipper (Indian Gardens, GCNP, Coco); Apac, Coco, Moh only; Phragmites assoc.
6 (’96): end Southern Skipperling 2nd brood (California Gulch, StC); Coch. and StC. only; tiny
8 (’95): end Common Sootywing (Hereford, Coch); wastelands, ag. areas, streamsides
9 (’82): end Dull Firetip (AW Research Ranch, StC); Coch, Grah, Pim, Pin, StC; oaks 4200-7900′
9 (’71): end Orange Giant-Skipper (2 m S Jerome, Yav); Gila and Yav only, agave assoc.
10 (’76): end MacNeill’s Sootywing 2nd brood (1 m W Gadsden, Yum); LaP, Yum; Atriplex lentiformis
12 (’85): end Dotted Roadside-Skipper (Cinega Ck., Pim); grassland cyns.
13 (’67): end Mojave Giant-Skipper incl. paiute (8 km S Toroweap, GCNP, Moh); A. utahensis assoc.
15 (’77): end Arizona Skipper (Elkhorn Ranch, Pima); Coch, Pima, StC, kidneywood, below 5900′
16 (’88): #4 of 4 Mottled Bolla (California Gulch, StC); Pim, StC; common in Sonora
18 (’81): end Sunrise Skipper (Babocomari Ranch, StC); Coch, Pim, StC; Paspalum, 3950-6300′
18 (’61): end Sandhill Skipper, chusca (Parker, LaP); river thickets, ag. fields; no May or June records
19 (95): end Gold-costa Skipper (3 m NW Portal, Coch); limestone cyns. 3900-6600′
21 (’82): end Pacuvius Duskywing (Garden Cyn., Coch); Ceanothus, hilltops above 5500′
24 (’82): end White-barred Skipper 2nd brood (AW Research Ranch, StC); more common spring, hills
25 (’65): begin Gentry’s Giant-Skipper (Bull Pasture, Pim); Mari, Pim, Yum; near Agave deserti
26 (’69): end Bauer’s Giant-Skipper incl. Freemani (Seven Sprgs., Mari); common at moisture
28 (’95): end Zilpa Longtail (Montezuma Cyn. Rd., Coch); Coch, Pim, StC; avid flower feeder
29 (’95): end end Ocola Skipper (2 m S Palominas, Coch); Coch, Pim, StC; occ. multiples
30 (’81): end 14+ Brown-banded Skipper (6 m SE Arivaca, Pim); Coch, Pim, StC; reg. in Sonora
30 (’95): end Meridian Duskywing (Paradise, Coch); all except Apac & Yum; oak woodland
30 (’85): one Purple-washed Skipper (Tucson, Pim)
31 (’05): end Julia’s Skipper (Kansas Settlement, Coch); scarce, ag. fields, irrig. ditches

NOVEMBER:
1 (’81): end Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Guadalupe Cyn., Coch); moist cyns. beneath canopy
1 (’81): #3 of 3 Faceted Skipper (Guadalupe Cyn., Coch); common in Sonora
2 (’05): end Small Checkered-Skipper (Greaterville, Pim); deserts, grasslands, ag. fields
2 (’76): end Northern White-Skipper (8 m SW Prescott, Yav); below 8500′, no StC records
2 (’76): end Poling’s Giant-Skipper (Molino Basin, Pim); mostly on Agave schottii, doesn’t water
2 (’76): end Apache Skipper (7 m SW Prescott, Yav); clearings in pines, flowers, occ. hilltops
6 (’05): end Acacia Skipper (Pena Blanca L., StC); hot cyns. 2950-5250′
6 (’88): end Carus Skipper (California Gulch, StC); several broods, foothills and cyns.
8 (’10): end Hammock Skipper (Harshaw, StC); gen. below 8200′
8 (’75): end Gentry’s Giant-Skipper (Agua Dulce Sprg., Pim); Mari, Pim, Yum; near Agave deserti
9 (’47): end Brazilian Skipper (Yuma, Yuma); Coch, Coco, Pim, StC, Yum; Canna assoc., strong flier
9 (’84): end Violet-banded Skipper (Tucson Mt. Park, Pim); four records; Pim, StC; low-mid elev.
10 (’98): end Mournful Duskywing (Montezuma Cyn., Coch); oak assoc., low and mid-elev, hilltops
11 (’87): end Long-tailed Skipper (Elkhorn Ranch, Pim); Coch, Pim, StC, mostly fall, varied habs
11 (’83): end Huachuca Giant-Skipper (Garden Cyn., Coch); middle and high Huachuca Mts. only
14 (’95): end Arizona Giant-Skipper (Paradise, Coch); agave assoc., 3600-6300′
15 (’90): end Texas Powdered-Skipper (CA Gulch, StC); no June records, mainly Aug-Oct; Coch, StC
15 (’02): end Common Checkered-Skipper (Chase Ck., Green); dist. and taxonomy unclear
18 (’84): end Mojave Sootywing, libya (Organ Pipe NM, Pim); Atriplex flats
21 (’81): end Sheep Skipper (CA Gulch, StC); one mid-Jan. record; low to mid elev., mostly morns
22 (’81): end Dorantes Longtail (Rock Corral Cyn., StC); legume feeder, mt. cyns.
24 (’90): end Nysa Roadside-Skipper (Presumido Cyn., Pim); hot, rocky cyns. below 5900′

DECEMBER:
1 (’90): end Laviana White-Skipper 2nd brood (California Gulch, StC); below 5250′
1 (’90): end Sachem (California Gulch, StC); varied habitats, Bermuda grass, mts.
3 (’77): end White-striped Longtail (Sonoita Ck., StC); 2300-6600′, varied habitats
4 (’95): end Golden-headed Scallopwing (3 m NW Portal, Coch); varied habs., often beneath canopy
4 (’77): end Pahaska Skipper martini, williamsi, pahaska (Alamo Cyn., StC); grasslands, hilltops, nectar
8 (’05): end Clouded Skipper (Tucson, Pim); Nogales gardens; increasing
9 (’95): end Tropical Least-Skipper (California Gulch, StC); no March records, streams and ponds
11 (’77): end Violet-clouded Skipper (Sonoita Ck., StC); saguaro cyns., gardens

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