Attributes of Euphyes vestris

Dun Skipper
Euphyes vestris (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside of head and thorax is yellow-orange. Wings are brown-black; male forewing has a black stigma, female forewing has very small cloudy white spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 3/8 inches (2.9 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: To find receptive females, males perch in low spots about 3 feet from the ground. Females lay eggs singly on leaves of the host plants. Caterpillars feed on leaves and make shelters of rolled or tied leaves. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate, emerge in the spring to complete their development, and pupate in silken tubes at the base of the plants.
Flight: One brood from June-early August in the north; two broods from May-September in the mid-South; several broods from March-October in the Deep South and Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various sedges including chufa flatsedge (Cyperus esculentus) and sun sedge (Carex heliophila).
Adult Food: Nectar from white, pink, or purple flowers including common milkweed, purple vetch, selfheal, peppermint, dogbane, New Jersey tea, and viper's bugloss.
Habitat: Wet areas near deciduous woods such as meadows, seeps, swamp edges, and streams.
Range: Nova Scotia west across southern Canada to southern Alberta; south to Florida, the Gulf Coast, and eastern Texas. Separate populations in the high plains and Rocky Mountains, and on the Pacific Coast.
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.
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August 04, 2015 anna_holmes Madison County, Alabama, United States December 03, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 Jeff Trahan Goliad County, Texas, United States November 17, 2016 Details
March 06, 2016 rseidler Allen Parish, Louisiana, United States November 13, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 gpstewart Texas, Travis County, United States November 13, 2016 Details
April 23, 2016 cosmic_cat Gregg County, Texas, United States November 13, 2016 Details
March 25, 2016 PDunwiddie Bexar County, Texas, United States October 15, 2016 Details
October 07, 2016 Jeff Trahan Little River County, Arkansas, United States October 08, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 plex1ppus Bonner County, Idaho, United States September 20, 2016 Details
July 16, 2015 johngor Ontario, Canada September 09, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 24, 2016 CA Ivy Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States August 25, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 Anne Wills Putnam County, West Virginia, United States August 22, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 crprice Ripley County, Missouri, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 07, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 06, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Ed Harrison Saratoga County, New York, United States July 31, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 dendroica5 Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 27, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 21, 2016 Details
July 19, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 19, 2016 Details
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July 17, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada July 17, 2016 Details
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July 16, 2016 pporonto Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 16, 2016 Details
July 11, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 14, 2016 Details
July 13, 2016 jvkopple2 Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States July 14, 2016 Details
July 08, 2016 Jeff Trahan Jackson Parish, Louisiana, United States July 09, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States June 26, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 Bdog San Diego County, California, United States June 11, 2016 Details
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June 02, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 07, 2016 Details
May 31, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 02, 2016 Details
May 31, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 01, 2016 Details
May 23, 2016 Doug Bruce Loudon County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2016 Details
May 23, 2016 CA Ivy McDonald County, Missouri, United States May 24, 2016 Details
July 10, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 26, 2016 Details
July 15, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 18, 2016 Details
July 11, 2007 Indy Entomologist Marion County, Indiana, United States April 11, 2016 Details
March 23, 2016 ncrosbyrd Glynn County, Georgia, United States April 07, 2016 Details
August 14, 2015 Jonathan Clark Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States February 29, 2016 Details
August 29, 2015 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County February 29, 2016 Details
August 14, 2015 Jonathan Clark Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States February 28, 2016 Details
September 08, 2015 Mike Dillon Texas, Morris County, United States February 27, 2016 Details
July 25, 2014 Wendelin Wisconsin, United States February 03, 2016 Details
July 19, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States February 02, 2016 Details
June 09, 2012 aarongunnar Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States January 30, 2016 Details
July 18, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States January 29, 2016 Details
July 18, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States January 29, 2016 Details