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Species Euphyes berryi - Berry's Skipper - Hodges#4076

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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 Hesperiini
Genus Euphyes
Species berryi (Berry's Skipper - Hodges#4076)
Hodges Number
4076
Identification
Similar to Dion Skipper, which is more common and occurs in the same areas, but lacks the pale streak in the center of the ventral hindwing.
Range
Rare and local from North Carolina to Florida.
Habitat
Swamps, wet powerline clearings, savanna/pocosin ecotones.
Season
In North Carolina, the main flight period is August through mid-September, but there is one report from late May.
Food
Unknown, though sedges are most likely.