Explanation of Names
Euphyes vestris (Boisduval, 1852)
Small chocolate-brown butterfly with few markings.
Underside of hind wing either unmarked or with a faint spot-band.
Upperside of forewing with a black diagonal line (male) or several small whitish spots (female).
e NA, w/ spotty distribution through much of w. NA - Map
Overwinters as a third-instar larva.
- found only in Florida. Larvae feed on palms, not sedges. Adults are larger than Dun Skipper (45mm wingspan vs. 35mm or less).