Atalopedes campestris, Sachem

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Adult Male

Adult Male

Description: 13-18 mm. Males are golden-orange with a large black stigma on forewing. Females are larger, more brown and have a unique translucent spot in the middle of the forewing

 

Habitat and Distribution: Sachem has been reported in most months from most of the Keys but remains fairly elusive. They live in many different habitats including weedly fields, roadsides, salt marshes and pinelands. 

 

Host Plant: various grasses

 

Natural History: The Sachem is a common skipper in many habitats across the Southern United States and can be found in Central and South America as well. It is widespread and common in most of its range. 

 

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