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Photo#873042
Nondescript Skipper - Cymaenes tripunctus

Nondescript Skipper - Cymaenes tripunctus
Manatee Park, Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida, USA
December 1, 2013
Size: very small skipper
Leaning toward Three-spotted (Cymaenes tripunctus) based on long antanae and diminutive size, but I'm not familiar with Florida skippers and several are similar.

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Nondescript Skipper - Cymaenes tripunctus Nondescript Skipper - Cymaenes tripunctus

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Three-spotted skipper
Based upon many personal observations of Eufala skippers, I have noted that they usually have a very distinctive prominent complete white ring around the eye. This specimen has a partial white eye ring with the upper part poorly defined. Thus with the other characteristics noted, I agree with your tentative ID. A Three-spotted skipper.

Looks like Eufala Skipper
with the light beige coloration, faint HW spotband, and location just north of reported range of Three-spotted. Also subapical FW spotband appears vertical rather than slanted outward as with Three spotted.
The antennae appears long on second image but head and camera angle seem to affect perspective.
An alternative view would be that the reddish brown coloration of both the upper thorax and FW leading edge, slight outward slant of FW PM spots, apparent long antennae, range proximity, and worn condition support Three-spotted.

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