Attributes of Euphyes bayensis

Bay Skipper
Euphyes bayensis Shuey, 1989

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Very similar to Dion Skipper but males have more extensive orange and narrower black borders to wings above.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 -1 3/4 inches (3.7 - 4.4 cm).
Life History: Not reported but probably similar to that of Dion Skipper.
Flight: Two flights in May and September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Brackish sawgrass marshes along coast.
Range: Coastal Mississippi.
Conservation: Monitor populations and preserve habitats.
NCGR: G1G3- Critically imperiled because of extreme rarity (5 or fewer occurrences), or very few remaining individuals to Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range
Management Needs: No specific needs reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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October 05, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States December 27, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hancock County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chambers County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Harris County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jefferson County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details