Attributes of Cymaenes tripunctus

Three-spotted Skipper
Cymaenes tripunctus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are dull dark brown. Upperside of forewing has 3 tiny transparent white spots on the leading edge near the tip and 2-3 spots at the end of the cell. Underside of hindwing is yellow-brown with faint pale spots near the center.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 3/8 inches (2.9 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: Females lay eggs on top of host plant leaves, which caterpillars eat. Caterpillars live in nests of rolled leaves.
Flight: Several broods from March-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Guinea grass (Panicum maximum).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Grassy subtropical areas.
Range: South Florida and the Keys south through the West Indies, central Mexico, and Central America to Paraguay.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
March 04, 2017 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States March 09, 2017 Details
January 23, 2017 raven10322 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States January 29, 2017 Details
July 22, 2014 bluebird264 Collier County, Florida, United States January 22, 2017 Details
August 13, 2016 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States August 20, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 LCOOPER298 Highlands County, Florida, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 LCOOPER298 Hardee County, Florida, United States July 26, 2016 Details
June 30, 2016 sunfire50 Volusia County, Florida, United States July 15, 2016 Details
May 30, 2016 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States May 31, 2016 Details
January 18, 2016 raven10322 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States February 25, 2016 Details
January 18, 2016 raven10322 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States February 25, 2016 Details
January 12, 2016 raven10322 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States February 25, 2016 Details
January 16, 2016 raven10322 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States February 25, 2016 Details
December 09, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States December 31, 2015 Details
December 01, 2015 ncrosbyrd Broward County, Florida, United States December 08, 2015 Details
December 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 07, 2015 Details
September 20, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States December 03, 2015 Details
October 02, 2015 Robert Epstein Pinellas County, Florida, United States October 07, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 29, 2015 Details
March 15, 2015 Ron Smith Collier County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 LCOOPER298 Lake County, Florida, United States June 15, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 jcblithe Broward County, Florida, United States May 29, 2015 Details
April 08, 2015 Rangel Diaz Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States May 18, 2015 Details
April 03, 2015 4wildlife Lee County, Florida, United States April 22, 2015 Details
January 23, 2015 anaeamark Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States February 13, 2015 Details
January 06, 2015 John Calhoun (James Monroe) St Lucie County, Florida, United States January 21, 2015 Details
August 08, 2014 annhsatt Polk County, Florida, United States September 04, 2014 Details
December 25, 2013 DJHiker Pinar del Rio, Cuba August 16, 2014 Details
January 06, 2014 DJHiker Guantanamo, Cuba August 16, 2014 Details
July 26, 2013 Olivier SWIFT Veracruz-Llave, Mexico April 09, 2014 Details
November 13, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic March 24, 2014 Details
December 29, 2013 DJHiker Pinar del Rio, Cuba March 24, 2014 Details
July 18, 2013 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States July 25, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States July 25, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States July 25, 2013 Details
July 18, 2013 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States July 25, 2013 Details
November 09, 2011 LLJohnson Dominican Republic June 03, 2013 Details
May 17, 2012 jomarlin Palm Beach County, Florida, United States June 15, 2012 Details
October 15, 2011 bentert Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States November 20, 2011 Details
September 26, 2011 Deannathebutterflylady Broward County, Florida, United States October 27, 2011 Details
October 24, 2007 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States August 07, 2009 Details
October 08, 2008 legacy.reporter (Dianne Harper) Volusia County, Florida, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 13, 2008 legacy.reporter (Linda & Buck Cooper) Polk County, Florida, United States October 13, 2008 Details
December 10, 2005 legacy.reporter (Linda & Buck Cooper) Okeechobee County, Florida, United States October 13, 2008 Details
September 28, 2002 legacy.reporter (Mark Salvato) Alachua County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brevard County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Broward County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Collier County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lee County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details