1 1/4-1 1/2" (32-38 mm). Very variable; basically chalk-white with gray, brown, and blackish patches, chevrons, dashes, and marks above and below. FW sharply pointed. HW above usually has outstanding clear white patch. HW below often largely white except for margin. Long gray hair partially covers HW.
Checkered and White skippers are more neatly patterned.
Caterpillar and chrysalis green. Host plants
are tropical shrubs of the family Malphighiaceae.
2 broods, March-June and August-December.
Urban gardens and open spaces.
S. Nevada, Arizona and Texas through Argentina and Lesser Antilles.
The White-patched Skipper may be found on the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in the lower Rio Grande Valley.