Mexican Cloudywing

Thorybes mexicanus
Spread-wing Skippers

Appearance: Above, brown with a few white spots varying in size, sometimes with a darker outline. Below, brown with the outer portion of wings lighter and often pink in cast. The forewing spots are apparent.

Size: Small; 1 to 1 1/2 inches

Habitat: Montane; most open areas, often near moist areas and streams

Season: Spring through mid-summer

Larval Foodplant: Clovers and vetches

Did You Know…
Adults will nectar and males are hilltoppers.

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