Attributes of Euphyes arpa

Palmetto Skipper
Euphyes arpa (Boisduval & Leconte, [1837])

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Head and front of thorax are bright orange. Male Upperside of forewing is reddish-yellow with black borders and a 2-part black stigma; hindwing is black. Female: Upperside is mostly black with a few reddish-yellow patches. Both sexes: Underside of hindwing is bright yellow-orange with no markings.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 1 15/16 inches (4.1 - 4.9 cm).
Life History: To await females, males perch all day in sedge marshes. Caterpillars eat palmetto fronds and live in silken tubes at the frond base. Partially-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: Probably three broods from March-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including pickerelweed.
Habitat: Lowland palmetto scrub.
Range: Peninsular Florida, southeastern Georgia, coasts of southern Alabama and southern Mississippi.
Conservation: Populations should be conserved wherever found.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 31, 2013 cfhayes Liberty County, Georgia, United States March 04, 2014 Details
September 18, 2010 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 29, 2009 legacy.reporter (Pierre Howard) Camden County, Georgia, United States September 24, 2009 Details
September 17, 2007 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Putnam County, Florida, United States August 07, 2009 Details
September 03, 2007 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Clay County, Florida, United States August 07, 2009 Details
September 03, 2007 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Clay County, Florida, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 22, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Baker County, Florida, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 17, 2008 legacy.reporter (Brian Ahearn) Pasco County, Florida, United States September 24, 2008 Details
September 13, 2007 legacy.reporter (Brian Ahearn) Hernando County, Florida, United States April 22, 2008 Details
September 15, 2007 legacy.reporter (Brian Ahearn) Taylor County, Florida, United States October 11, 2007 Details
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