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Golden-banded Skipper

Autochton cellus

Photo © by Robert Shantz

Photo by Robert Shantz At Cave Creek in the Chiricahua Mts.

Hesperiidae -- Skipper Family

This butterfly can be found in riparian canyons of Southeast Arizona's mountain ranges. In the Sonoran Desert proper it may be seen in Sabino and Molino Canyons in the Sta. Catalina Mountains. The caterpillars feed on the leaves to various members of the bean family.

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