1 5/8-2" (41-51 mm). Large, with narrow and very pointed wings. Chocolate-brown on both surfaces, slightly lighter on FW below. FW above and below crossed by very vague brown bands of a different shade. HW below crossed by 2 more dark brown
bands. HW fringe white.
Hermit has rounded wings. Other large tailless skippers have more prominent markings. Drusius Cloudywing blacker with glassy FW spots.
Unreported. Host plant is Texas ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule) and probably other species.
Probably several broods; most of year.
Chaparral, desert and mountain scrub forests, and savannahs.
Arizona and Texas south to Panama.
In the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge of southern Texas, the Coyote Cloudywing flies about Texas ebony trees. Males visit the flowers while females deposit their eggs deep in the foliage. The very similar Jalapus Skipper (A. jalapus) has a more clearly lobed hind wing. It sometimes strays to Texas.