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Species Lerema accius - Clouded Skipper - Hodges#3998

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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 Moncini
Genus Lerema
Species accius (Clouded Skipper - Hodges#3998)
Hodges Number
3998
Explanation of Names
Lerema accius (J. E. Smith, 1797)
Size
34-44mm (1)
Identification
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. (1)
Range
se US to Venezuela - Map (MPG, BOA)
Season
mostly: Mar-Nov (BG data)
Food
Caterpillars host on grasses (1)
Life Cycle
Males seeking females perch a few inches from the ground in partial shade
Print References
Eastern Butterflies (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides)
Paul A. Opler, Vichai Malikul, Roger Tory Peterson. 1992. Houghton Mifflin Company.