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 29, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 02, 2015 Details
May 09, 2015 Ken Cheeks Richmond County, Georgia, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 27, 2015 whhowe Ontario County, New York, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 stephen stedman Marshall County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 Doug Bruce Maury County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 23, 2015 Details
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July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 20, 2015 Details
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July 10, 2015 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 mrcnaturally Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
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July 04, 2015 treichard Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 10, 2015 Details
July 12, 2013 mrcnaturally Putnam County, New York, United States July 08, 2015 Details
July 13, 2014 rjmonterosso Rensselaer County, New York, United States July 08, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 treichard Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 08, 2015 Details
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July 03, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 04, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 EarlyDawnPhotography Grant County, Kentucky, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 EarlyDawnPhotography Grant County, Kentucky, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 23, 2015 Carolyn Seaton York County, South Carolina, United States June 28, 2015 Details
August 16, 2005 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States June 25, 2015 Details
May 29, 2015 AJ Trently Maury County, Tennessee, United States June 19, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 18, 2015 Details
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June 03, 2015 quick3beers Hamilton County, Ohio, United States June 15, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States June 01, 2015 Details
May 14, 2015 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 Doug Bruce Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2015 Details
July 19, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 27, 2015 Details
June 02, 2010 Allen Belden Buckingham County, Virginia, United States March 19, 2015 Details
July 29, 2014 dpgbfly1 Anoka County, Minnesota, United States March 15, 2015 Details
August 22, 2014 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States February 19, 2015 Details
July 17, 2014 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States February 10, 2015 Details
July 28, 2014 a-o Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 28, 2015 Details
July 09, 2014 dpgbfly1 Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2015 Details
July 27, 2013 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States January 09, 2015 Details
June 22, 2014 tjrickert Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States January 08, 2015 Details
August 29, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 24, 2014 Details
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September 04, 2014 Doug Bruce Gibson County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 02, 2014 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2014 Details
August 07, 2014 abwest Hancock County, Ohio, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 treichard Page County, Virginia, United States August 24, 2014 Details