Explanation of Names
Panoquina ocola (W. H. Edwards, 1863)
Adult: dark brown with elongated pointed forewings that project far beyond hindwings when at rest; a series of white patches on forewing upperside, the largest in a distinct V-shape
hindwing unmarked above and beneath; female has purple iridescence on hindwing underside
Larva: grayish-green, with first two segments bluish-green; dark dorsal line and a greenish-white stripe along each side; head light green
e US, Ont., & AZ (rarely) / W. Indies / Mex. to Argentina - Map
Adults prefer damp areas in the south, but can be found in any flowery area during migrations.
Flies all year in Florida and Texas; August-October in Arizona; migrates north each year, occasionally reaching Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio by September or October.
Larvae feed on aquatic and semi-aquatic grasses, specifically: Rice (Oryza sativa), Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum), and Trompetilla Grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis).
Glassberg, p. 201, plate 70 (2)