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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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 11, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 14, 2016 Details
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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
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May 31, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 02, 2016 Details
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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
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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
July 08, 2013 nickenew Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States January 29, 2016 Details
May 06, 2007 rseidler Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 28, 2011 Naseem Reza Door County, Wisconsin, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 dpgbfly1 Kanabec County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 07, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 18, 2012 magogfoxtrot2112 Ontario, Canada January 23, 2016 Details
June 23, 2013 KristyBaker Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States January 23, 2016 Details
August 09, 2011 Nancy Weiss Albemarle County, Virginia, United States January 20, 2016 Details
June 07, 2011 Nancy Weiss Albemarle County, Virginia, United States January 18, 2016 Details
June 06, 2011 Naseem Reza Richmond City County, Virginia, United States January 14, 2016 Details
May 30, 2015 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States December 29, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 J_Martineau Chisago County, Minnesota, United States December 17, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States December 08, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 curtis.lehman Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States November 10, 2015 Details
July 29, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States November 01, 2015 Details
October 10, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 11, 2015 Details
September 22, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States October 07, 2015 Details
July 14, 2015 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States September 22, 2015 Details
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