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Species Panoquina panoquinoides - Obscure Skipper - Hodges#4117

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Classification
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 panoquinoides (Obscure Skipper - Hodges#4117)
Hodges Number
4117
Size
29-32mm wingspan
Identification
Our smallest long-winged grass skippers.
Dorsal, brown with several FW light spots that are variable from bold to absent. HW plain brown.

Ventral, plain brown with light veining. Postmedian HW with 3 spots that can vary from bold to not present, with two small ones close together.

Compare with Salt Marsh Skipper
Range
Coastal peninsular Florida, and coastal La to California, south to S. America.
Habitat
Salt marshes, beachside scrub, coastal prairies, and nectar sources in open areas.
Season
All year in southern locations, inactive during winter in northern areas, where it overwinters as a caterpillar.
Food
Saltgrass.
Caterpillars feed at night, and stay in a rolled leaf shelter during the day.
Print References
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Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of the East Coast : An Observer's Guide
Rick Cech, Guy Tudor. 2005. Princeton University Press.
2.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
3.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.