Attributes of Lerema accius

Clouded Skipper
Lerema accius (J.E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are dark brown. Upperside of male forewing has a dark black stigma; female forewing has transparent white spots. Underside of hindwing has dark and light patches and a violet-blue sheen.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: To seek females, males perch on vegetation a few inches from the ground in the partial shade of forest edges or clearings.
Flight: Throughout the year in Florida and South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses including St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), wooly beard grass (Erianthus alopecturoides), and Echinochloa povietianum.
Adult Food: Various pink, purple, or white flowers including shepherd's needle, selfheal, vervain, buttonbush, and lantana.
Habitat: Forest edges and clearings near rivers and swamps.
Range: Georgia east to Texas; south to Florida; south through Mexico and Central America to Venezuela and Colombia.
Conservation: Not 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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July 26, 2016 birder89 Blount County, Tennessee, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 Susanjumps Harris County, Texas, United States July 16, 2016 Details
July 12, 2016 CA Ivy Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States July 15, 2016 Details
March 23, 2016 ncrosbyrd Glynn County, Georgia, United States March 29, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 JeanEvoy Charlotte County, Florida, United States March 28, 2016 Details
March 25, 2012 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States March 27, 2016 Details
March 17, 2016 DBMACLEAN Hernando County, Florida, United States March 23, 2016 Details
March 08, 2016 John Calhoun (James Monroe) St Lucie County, Florida, United States March 18, 2016 Details
January 11, 2016 raven10322 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States February 29, 2016 Details
August 17, 2015 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States February 28, 2016 Details
October 01, 2015 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States February 27, 2016 Details
October 19, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States February 24, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County February 23, 2016 Details
August 13, 2015 Mike Dillon Texas, Marion County, United States February 23, 2016 Details
September 01, 2009 Shirley Wilkerson Comanche County, Texas, United States February 09, 2016 Details
July 27, 2015 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States February 09, 2016 Details
August 14, 2015 Jonathan Clark Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States February 09, 2016 Details
October 02, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County February 09, 2016 Details
October 23, 2015 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States February 09, 2016 Details
November 11, 2015 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 09, 2016 Details
October 24, 2011 rseidler Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States January 26, 2016 Details
September 11, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 22, 2015 Details
October 29, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 22, 2015 Details
September 24, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 22, 2015 Details
November 04, 2015 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 22, 2015 Details
December 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 08, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States November 30, 2015 Details
November 13, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 13, 2015 Details
October 07, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 17, 2015 Details
September 09, 2015 Niayre DeKalb County, Georgia, United States October 15, 2015 Details
October 14, 2015 stephen stedman Crockett County, Tennessee, United States October 14, 2015 Details
October 06, 2015 Doug Bruce Fayette County, Tennessee, United States October 13, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce Henderson County, Tennessee, United States October 13, 2015 Details
September 30, 2015 Jeff Trahan Red River Parish, Louisiana, United States October 13, 2015 Details
October 13, 2015 stephen stedman Franklin County, Tennessee, United States October 13, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 jcblithe Broward County, Florida, United States October 09, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 cosmic_cat Houston County, Texas, United States September 21, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 stephen stedman Jackson County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2015 Details
August 21, 2015 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States September 12, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 Stylurus Jackson County, Michigan, United States August 20, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States August 18, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 Doug Bruce Giles County, Tennessee, United States August 10, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 05, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 Niayre DeKalb County, Georgia, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Carolyn Seaton Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States July 07, 2015 Details