Attributes of Copaeodes minima

Southern Skipperling
Copaeodes minima (W.H. Edwards, 1870)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: The smallest North American skipper. Wings are pale orange both above and below. Upperside of male forewing has a narrow, short black stigma; female forewing may have narrow black edging. Underside of the hindwing has a white stripe running from the base to the outer margin.
Wing Span: 5/8 - 7/8 inches (1.6 - 2.2 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Two broods from March-October in Louisiana; all year in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers such as fine-leaved sneezeweed (Helenium tenuifolium).
Habitat: Grassy places, open fields, flats.
Range: Arkansas east to North Carolina; south through Florida, the Gulf states, Texas, and Mexico to Panama.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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September 27, 2014 James Rieman Harris County, Texas, United States September 30, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States August 10, 2014 Details
July 14, 2013 Olivier SWIFT Veracruz-Llave, Mexico March 11, 2014 Details
November 10, 2013 Lois Stacey McDuffie County, Georgia, United States March 04, 2014 Details
October 29, 2013 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States November 17, 2013 Details
October 30, 2013 falconer699 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States November 17, 2013 Details
May 15, 2012 vldeloach Cherokee County, Georgia, United States August 30, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 rstalnaker Lake County, Florida, United States July 31, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 southgagal Berrien County, Georgia, United States June 27, 2013 Details
May 11, 2013 aahewetson Hood County, Texas, United States May 14, 2013 Details
January 26, 2013 Wallwiz Seminole County, Florida, United States February 11, 2013 Details
August 08, 2010 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States January 02, 2013 Details
October 13, 2012 Doug Bruce Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States December 07, 2012 Details
July 28, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 12, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Mobile County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 18, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 13, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 14, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 05, 2006 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 18, 2012 rseidler Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States November 28, 2012 Details
October 08, 2012 Jeff Trahan Red River Parish, Louisiana, United States November 13, 2012 Details
October 12, 2012 Pierre Howard Douglas County, Georgia, United States November 01, 2012 Details
August 02, 2012 Mike Peychich North Carolina, United States October 30, 2012 Details
October 11, 2012 Doug Bruce DeKalb County, Alabama, United States October 28, 2012 Details
October 12, 2012 Doug Bruce Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States October 28, 2012 Details
October 12, 2012 Doug Bruce Sumter County, Alabama, United States October 28, 2012 Details
September 20, 2012 curtis.lehman Harris County, Georgia, United States October 05, 2012 Details
August 21, 2012 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States October 03, 2012 Details
August 11, 2012 Harry Forbes Calhoun County, Texas, United States September 18, 2012 Details
September 04, 2012 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County September 12, 2012 Details
May 09, 2012 Ospr3y Richmond County, Georgia, United States July 26, 2012 Details
May 20, 2012 linda-butterfly Pike County, Georgia, United States June 06, 2012 Details
October 06, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States October 29, 2011 Details
August 19, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States September 23, 2011 Details
August 20, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States September 23, 2011 Details
August 20, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States September 23, 2011 Details
September 25, 2006 rseidler Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States September 20, 2011 Details
August 30, 2011 jarap Bibb County, Georgia, United States September 06, 2011 Details
August 22, 2011 Terry W. Johnson Butts County, Georgia, United States August 30, 2011 Details
June 25, 2011 Loret_in_Florida Osceola County, Florida, United States August 11, 2011 Details
May 23, 2011 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States June 01, 2011 Details
February 21, 2011 cpcdolan Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 24, 2011 Details
August 08, 2011 dallasalic Harris County, Texas, United States February 05, 2011 Details
July 20, 2006 rseidler (Rosemary Seidler) Allen Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 26, 2005 rseidler (Rosemary Seidler) Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 20, 2006 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Allen Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 09, 2006 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 20, 2006 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Allen Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 26, 2005 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details