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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August 28, 2016 CA Ivy (Jon Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 05, 2016 Details
September 25, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 05, 2016 Details
October 16, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 05, 2016 Details
December 01, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 01, 2016 Details
November 24, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 30, 2016 Details
November 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Campbell County, Tennessee, United States November 14, 2016 Details
October 11, 2008 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States November 13, 2016 Details
November 07, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 10, 2016 Details
May 15, 2016 Jonathan Clark Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States November 09, 2016 Details
November 06, 2016 Doug Bruce Bledsoe County, Tennessee, United States November 08, 2016 Details
November 07, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 07, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 cosmic_cat Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States November 02, 2016 Details
October 23, 2016 hydapse Harris County, Texas, United States October 28, 2016 Details
October 24, 2016 Jeff Trahan United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 dbruce Lee County, Mississippi, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 dbruce Alcorn County, Mississippi, United States October 25, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 Jonathan Clark Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States October 15, 2016 Details
October 11, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 12, 2016 Details
October 09, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 10, 2016 Details
October 07, 2016 Jeff Trahan Little River County, Arkansas, United States October 09, 2016 Details
October 02, 2016 wildman Charleston County, South Carolina, United States October 04, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 Jeff Trahan Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States September 26, 2016 Details
September 11, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 12, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 28, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 28, 2016 Details
August 22, 2016 webielenberg Blount County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 S. J. Stedman (Susan E. Pirolo) Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 08, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States August 20, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Melinda Fawver Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
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