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Species Euphyes bayensis - Bay Skipper - Hodges#4072.1

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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 Hesperiini
Genus Euphyes
Species bayensis (Bay Skipper - Hodges#4072.1)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Euphyes bayensis Shuey, 1989
Coastal se TX to sw LA - Map - MPG (1)
Type Locality: “Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi”
specialist of brackish marshes
May to November - MPG (1)
Larval hostplant is unconfirmed but is probably sawgrass - Cladium sp. (Cyperaceae). (Vaughan and Shepherd 2005)
Global Ranking: G1G3
considered by Louisiana and Texas to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (2)(3)
See Also
Very similar to Dion Skipper but males have more extensive orange and narrower black borders to wings above. (4)
Euphyes dion - Butterflies of America
Print References
Shuey, J.A. 1986. The ecology and evolution of wetland butterfly communities with emphasis on the genus Euphyes. Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University, Columbus. 145 pp.
Shuey, J.A. 1989. The morpho-species concept of Euphyes dion with the description of a new species (Hesperiidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 27(3-4): 160-172. Full PDF
Shuey, J.A. 1993. Phylogeny and biogeography of Euphyes Scudder (Hesperiidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 47(4): 261-278. Full PDF
Vaughan, D.M., and M.D. Shepherd. 2005. Species Profile: Euphyes bayensis. In: Shepherd, M.D., D.M. Vaughan, and S.H. Black (Eds). Red List of Pollinator Insects of North America. CD-ROM Version 1 (May 2005). The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation., Portland, OR. Full PDF