Panoquina panoquinoides, Obscure Skipper

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Panoquina panoquinoides, Obscure Skipper

Freshly emerged adult

Description: 12-14 mm. a small brown skipper with a few cream colored spots on the forewing and the underside of the hindwing. Similar species are Nastra neamathla (darker in color and no spotting) and Camaedes tripunctus (larger and lighter iun color)

 

Habitat and Distribution: Salt marshes in most of the Keys and coastal Florida

 

Host Plant: grasses in the Distichlis spicata and Sporobolus virginicus

 

Natural History: This butterfly is locally abundant in salt marshes of the Keys most all year long

 

Panoquina panoquinoides, Obscure Skipper

Freshly emerged adult

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Panoquina panoquinoides, Obscure Skipper egg

egg

Panoquina panoquinoides, Obscure Skipper larva

Final Instar Larva

Panoquina panoquinoides, Obscure Skipper larva

Final Instar Larva

Panoquina panoquinoides, Obscure Skipper pupa

Chrysalis