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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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
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July 22, 2012 willnboog Androscoggin County, Maine, United States February 06, 2014 Details
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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
July 30, 2013 BobMcN Franklin County, Ohio, United States October 11, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 dpgbfly1 Isanti County, Minnesota, United States October 11, 2013 Details
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October 07, 2013 Doug Bruce Tipton County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 treichard Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States September 27, 2013 Details
September 15, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States September 23, 2013 Details
August 23, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 20, 2013 Details
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September 04, 2013 mrcnaturally Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States September 19, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 aarongunnar Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States September 18, 2013 Details
August 06, 2013 David Allen Jones Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States September 18, 2013 Details
July 23, 2013 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States September 17, 2013 Details
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August 06, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 15, 2013 Details
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August 23, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 14, 2013 Details
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July 21, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 12, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 KristyBaker Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States September 11, 2013 Details
June 13, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 07, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 treichard Baltimore County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2013 Details
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September 06, 2013 Nick Pulcinella Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States September 07, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 Bob Bouman Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States September 06, 2013 Details
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