Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Vidius perigenes (Godman, 1900)
Mastor perigenes Godman, 1900
Tilden (1964) listed the forewing length.
♂ 12-13 mm.
♀ 14-16 mm.
Godman (1900) states "easily identified from its allies by the longitudinal whitish streaks on the secondaries beneath."
Godman (1900) original description as Mastor perigenes is available online at the link in the print references.
Periodic stray to southern Texas; Mexico to Columbia. (1)
The main flight period in Texas is March to December.
Caterpillars feed on grass species.
Ajilvsgi (2013) listed Setaria
spp. (bristle grass) and Stenotaphrum secundatum
(St. Augustine grass). (2)
Adults feed on flower nectar.
(Southern Skipperling) has the underside white rays but is yellowish-orange and smaller.(3)
Ajilvsgi, G., 2013. Butterfly Gardening for Texas
. Texas A&M University Press. p. 122. (2)
Coolidge,K.R., 1911. On the genus Mastor
Godman and Salvin. The Canadian Entomologist
Draudt, M., 1921. The Macrolepidoptera of the World : a systematic account of all the known Macrolepidoptera
Godman, F.D., 1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana
(Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2: 569
Neck, R.W., 1996. A Field Guide to Butterflies of Texas
. Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, Texas. (4)
Opler, Paul A. 1999. Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies
, revised edition. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass. (1)
Tilden, J.W., 1964. Two species of Hesperiidae previously unrecorded from the United States. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society
Tveten, J. & G. Tveten, 1996. Butterflies of Houston & Southeast Texas. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. 292 pp.
Wauer, R.H., 2004. Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
. Johnson Books. p. 296. (3)