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Photo#595662
Brazilian Skipper - Calpodes ethlius  - Calpodes ethlius

Brazilian Skipper - Calpodes ethlius - Calpodes ethlius
Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
August 7, 2009
Eclosed the day following the discovery of the pupa (see attached images) rolled in leaf of Canna.

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Moved from Brazilian Skipper.

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not Calpodes ethlius
more like Panoquina panoquinoides

 
IMHO, . . I don't think it's an Obscure Skipper
On the below side of the hind wing:
Obscure Skippers have 3 spots.
Brazilian Skippers have 4 spots.
This one has 4 spots.

Obscure Skippers' host plants are grasses dropseed and other saltmarsh grasses.
Brazilian Skippers' host plants are canna and alligatorflag.
This one was found in a canna leaf.

Obscure Skippers are found in wetlands, salt marshes, & margins of mangrove swamps.
Brazilian Skippers are found in wetlands, suburban and urban gardens with cannas.
This one was found at a garden center two miles from saltwater.

(Obscure Skippers are very local and seldom seen. That would be a nice find.)

Sources: Butterflies Through Binoculars (Glassberg et al); Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and their host plants (Marc C. Minno et al); National Audubon Society Field Guide to Butterflies.

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