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.
Taxonomy Notes:

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May 25, 2014 Doug Bruce Meigs County, Tennessee, United States June 09, 2014 Details
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September 10, 2013 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States March 27, 2014 Details
July 14, 2013 curtis.lehman Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States March 14, 2014 Details
August 14, 2012 leduc Hancock County, Maine, United States February 07, 2014 Details
July 20, 2013 mmwm Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States February 07, 2014 Details
July 22, 2012 willnboog Androscoggin County, Maine, United States February 06, 2014 Details
July 22, 2013 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada February 06, 2014 Details
July 07, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States February 05, 2014 Details
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June 20, 2013 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States January 30, 2014 Details
May 27, 2007 richardhsmith (Jim Brighton, Steve Collins, Tom_Feild, Bill Hubick) Queen Annes County, Maryland, United States January 21, 2014 Details
November 15, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States January 05, 2014 Details
August 10, 2013 dpgbfly1 Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States December 11, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 BobMcN Defiance County, Ohio, United States October 29, 2013 Details
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