Panoquina ocola, Ocola Skipper

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Panoquina ocola, Ocola Skipper

Freshly emerged adult

Description: 14-18 mm. a small brown skipper with a small spots on underside hindwing. Fresh individuals can have a lavender sheen on the ventral side

 

Habitat and Distribution: vacant lots, marshes in most of  Florida

 

Host Plant: aquatic grasses 

 

Natural History: While a few specimens have been reported from the upper  Keys in June, September, October and December. This species is not frequently encountered and its possible that the specimens encountered were strays

 

Panoquina ocola, Ocola Skipper egg

Egg

Panoquina ocola, Ocola Skipper larva

Final instar larva

Panoquina ocola, Ocola Skipper

Female laying eggs

Panoquina ocola, Ocola Skipper

Female laying eggs

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