Attributes of Euphyes dukesi

Dukes' Skipper
Euphyes dukesi (Lindsey, 1923)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is sooty black; male forewing has a stigma, female forewing has a few pale spots. Underside of hindwing is pale brown with a yellow streak through the cell.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 inches (3.8 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Males patrol to find receptive females. Eggs are deposited singly under host plant leaves. Fourth-stage caterpillars overwinter.
Flight: Two broods from June-September in the mid-South; three broods from May-November in the Deep South.
Caterpillar Hosts: Sedges including hairy sedge (Carex lacustris) and shoreline sedge (Carex hyalinolepis).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of pickerelweed, sneezeweed, hibiscus, and blue mistflower.
Habitat: Shaded tupelo swamps, partially shaded marshes or ditches.
Range: Three populations in the eastern United States the Atlantic Coast from southeast Virginia to northern peninsular Florida, 2) the lower Mississippi Valley from central Missouri and southern Illinois south to the Gulf Coast, and 3) southern Ontario, southeastern Michigan, northeastern Indiana, and northern Ohio.
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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mobile County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miller County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alachua County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dixie County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Duval County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Flagler County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hillsborough County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pasco County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Polk County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Putnam County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Seminole County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Volusia County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Camden County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pulaski County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Union County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Winnebago County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Steuben County, Indiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Wabash County, Indiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fulton County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter McCracken County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Marshall County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Webster County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter St Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lenawee County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Wayne County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Benton County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Stoddard County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hinds County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Leflore County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Craven County, North Carolina, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Currituck County, North Carolina, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Allen County, Ohio, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Auglaize County, Ohio, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Crawford County, Ohio, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Defiance County, Ohio, United States December 31, 2004 Details