Attributes of Lerodea eufala

Eufala Skipper
Lerodea eufala (W.H. Edwards, 1869)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is gray-brown; forewing has 3-5 small transparent spots; male has no stigma. Underside of hindwing is brown with heavy gray overscaling, only rarely with faint spots.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.5 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Males perch in flat grassy areas on low vegetation to wait for receptive females. Eggs are laid singly on or near the host plants. Caterpillars eat leaves and make shelters of rolled or tied leaves.
Flight: Two broods from February-October in the Deep South; several broods throughout the year in Florida, South Texas, and Arizona.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses including Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense), Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), and sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including croton, alfalfa, composites, lippia, and others.
Habitat: Open, sunny areas such as vacant lots, agricultural areas, road edges, and lawns.
Range: Resident from coastal Georgia south through Florida and west across the southern United States to southern California; south through Mexico and Central America to Patagonia. Expands its range northward in the summer to central California, North Dakota, southern Wisconsin, northern Michigan, and Washington, D. C.
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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January 24, 2017 raven10322 Martin County, Florida, United States January 29, 2017 Details
July 07, 2016 Raul Delgado Texas, United States, Webb County January 08, 2017 Details
October 25, 2014 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States January 08, 2017 Details
November 05, 2016 randimal Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 08, 2017 Details
October 21, 2010 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States January 08, 2017 Details
October 23, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 07, 2016 Details
November 11, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 07, 2016 Details
November 24, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States November 26, 2016 Details
November 14, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States November 24, 2016 Details
November 22, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States November 24, 2016 Details
November 16, 2016 Jeff Trahan Lafayette County, Arkansas, United States November 17, 2016 Details
October 21, 2016 gpstewart Texas, McCulloch County, United States November 15, 2016 Details
October 31, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States November 09, 2016 Details
October 31, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States November 09, 2016 Details
November 08, 2016 wildman Charleston County, South Carolina, United States November 08, 2016 Details
November 02, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States November 02, 2016 Details
October 25, 2016 Robert Epstein Taylor County, Florida, United States November 01, 2016 Details
October 24, 2016 Jeff Trahan Howard County, Arkansas, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 02, 2016 Robert Epstein Osceola County, Florida, United States October 18, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 18, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 18, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 18, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 18, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 18, 2016 Details
July 11, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 16, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 treichard San Diego County, California, United States September 16, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 treichard San Diego County, California, United States September 16, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 treichard San Diego County, California, United States September 16, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 treichard San Diego County, California, United States September 15, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 ncrosbyrd Glynn County, Georgia, United States September 13, 2016 Details
August 05, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States August 06, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 ezeemonee Santa Barbara County, California, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 02, 2016 Details
June 27, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States June 23, 2016 Details
April 06, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 11, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 Robert Epstein Highlands County, Florida, United States June 09, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 PONYRCR Los Angeles County, California, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 08, 2016 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States May 11, 2016 Details
May 05, 2016 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States May 07, 2016 Details
April 18, 2016 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States April 27, 2016 Details
April 19, 2016 rebeccafm Los Angeles County, California, United States April 26, 2016 Details
April 18, 2016 silversea_starsong Los Angeles County, California, United States April 19, 2016 Details
April 14, 2016 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States April 17, 2016 Details
March 18, 2016 dabidaloca Kern County, California, United States March 19, 2016 Details
August 29, 2014 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County February 29, 2016 Details
July 15, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County February 29, 2016 Details