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Species Lerema accius - Clouded Skipper - Hodges#3998

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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)
Genus Lerema
Species accius (Clouded Skipper - Hodges#3998)
Hodges Number
32-45mm (1)
34-44mm (2)
Adults: Dark brown wings. Underside of hindwing has variegated patches and violet-blue sheen. Males: upper side of forewing with black stigma. Female: forewing with transparent white spots. (2) and (1)
Southeastern United States to northern South America. Occasional up to coastal New England and inland to Indiana and Missouri. (2)
Near forest edges, also in clearings near swamps and rivers. (2) and (1)
All year in warmer regions such as Florida and south Texas. (2) and (1)
Caterpillars: grasses (2) and (1)
Adults: Pink, purple, or white flowers (1)
Life Cycle
Males seeking females perch a few inches from the ground in partial shade. (1)
Print References
Eastern Butterflies (2)
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America -- Lerema accius
2.A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides)
Paul A. Opler, Vichai Malikul, Roger Tory Peterson. 1992. Houghton Mifflin Company.