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Amblyscirtes reversaReversed Roadside-Skipper
Federal Protection: No US federal protection
State Protection: No Georgia state protection
Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank: S2S3
SWAP High Priority Species (SGCN): Yes
Element Occurrences (EOs) in Georgia: 0
Habitat Summary for element in Georgia: Wet hardwoods, cane, hardwood slopes with cane
Wing span is 2.9 - 3.5 cm. Upperside is dark brown. Underside is rusty brown with light spots. Yellow wing veins. Underside of hindwing has a indistinct yellow streak.
Fire dependent wetland wooded areas with cane.
Switch cane (Arundinaria tecta) is the larval food. Specific plants for nectar needs are not known.
Pale white eggs are laid singly on host cane. Caterpillars roll leaves as protective shelters. Two to three brood times when flight may be observed.
Surveys in the field and in literature required to assess where historic and current populations may be located. It is thought that the adults may be crepuscular.
Populations are spotty from Virginia to Georgia.
Wetland conversion and pesticide use.
Species needs further assessment.
Maintaining native habitats. Protecting and managing for switch cane.
“Reversed Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes Reversa W.M. Jones, 1926.” Reversed Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes Reversa W.M. Jones, 1926 | Butterflies and Moths of North America, 8 May 2010, www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Amblyscirtes-reversa.
USF Water Institute. “Alabama Butterfly Atlas.” Reversed Roadside-Skipper - Alabama Butterfly Atlas, alabama.butterflyatlas.usf.edu/species/details/5/reversed-roadside-skipper.