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Species Panoquina ocola - Ocola Skipper - Hodges#4119

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Hesperiinae (Grass Skippers)
Tribe Calpodini
Genus Panoquina
Species ocola (Ocola Skipper - Hodges#4119)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Long-winged Skipper
Explanation of Names
Panoquina ocola (W. H. Edwards, 1863)
wingspan 29-33 mm
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 (MPG)
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).
Print References
Brock, p. 354 (1)
Glassberg, p. 201, plate 70 (2)
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
2.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.