Attributes of Panoquina ocola

Ocola Skipper
Panoquina ocola (W.H. Edwards, 1863)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Forewings are long, projecting far beyond the hindwings when the butterfly is at rest. Upperside of wings is dark brown; forewing with some pale spots. Underside of hindwing is brown with no markings; female has a blue-purple iridescent sheen.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 11/16 inches (3.5 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: Flight is rapid and adults may feed while hanging upside down from flowers.
Flight: In warm summer months in the north; August-October in Arizona; throughout the year in Florida and South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Rice (Oryza sativa), sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum), and trompetilla grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of lantana, shepherd\'s needle, swamp milkweed, buttonbush, and pickerelweed.
Habitat: Low damp fields and pastures.
Range: Resident from Paraguay north through tropical America and the West Indies to South Texas and the Deep South. Strays north to southeast Arizona, west Texas, central Missouri, Ohio, central Pennsylvania, and Long Island.
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 25, 2015 tom nolan Cape May County, New Jersey, United States February 29, 2016 Details
September 29, 2015 yardbird Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States February 29, 2016 Details
September 28, 2015 digginflowers Cape May County, New Jersey, United States February 27, 2016 Details
July 28, 2015 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States February 23, 2016 Details
October 16, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County February 23, 2016 Details
October 19, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
October 21, 2015 apartridge Reno County, Kansas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
October 29, 2015 Martin and Sara Galveston County, Texas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
December 07, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
November 03, 2015 ncrosbyrd Cameron County, Texas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
December 12, 2015 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
December 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 08, 2015 Details
November 01, 2015 H Hooper Wakulla County, Florida, United States December 03, 2015 Details
October 04, 2015 KarenGaryC Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States November 18, 2015 Details
November 05, 2015 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 06, 2015 Details
November 03, 2015 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States November 05, 2015 Details
October 16, 2015 Nancy Hamlett Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States October 20, 2015 Details
October 07, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 17, 2015 Details
October 08, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 17, 2015 Details
October 09, 2015 midge717 New Castle County, Delaware, United States October 17, 2015 Details
October 13, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 17, 2015 Details
September 20, 2013 rob77897@gmail.com Pinellas County, Florida, United States October 13, 2015 Details
September 08, 2014 rob77897@gmail.com Hillsborough County, Florida, United States October 13, 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
October 09, 2015 Doug Bruce Tipton County, Tennessee, United States October 12, 2015 Details
September 26, 2015 juliereid Ontario, Canada October 08, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 02, 2015 Details
September 23, 2015 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States September 29, 2015 Details
September 27, 2015 Doug Bruce Loudon County, Tennessee, United States September 27, 2015 Details
September 11, 2015 betsyp New York, United States September 12, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 09, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 stephen stedman Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2015 Details
August 28, 2015 stephen stedman Warren County, Tennessee, United States August 29, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 ms722 Cheatham County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2015 Details
August 18, 2015 KristyBaker Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States August 20, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 Ken Cheeks Bulloch County, Georgia, United States August 07, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 AJ Trently Fayette County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 hiltnj Davidson County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Doug Bruce Clay County, Tennessee, United States July 20, 2015 Details
August 29, 2005 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States June 24, 2015 Details
October 31, 2004 cyric Wakulla County, Florida, United States May 18, 2015 Details
October 08, 2014 John Peplinski Accomack County, Virginia, United States April 12, 2015 Details
October 16, 2012 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States March 19, 2015 Details
October 08, 2014 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States December 14, 2014 Details
October 08, 2014 dbruce Marshall County, Mississippi, United States December 04, 2014 Details
October 25, 2014 Doug Bruce Greene County, Tennessee, United States November 30, 2014 Details
October 02, 2014 stephen stedman Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States November 30, 2014 Details
September 11, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States November 21, 2014 Details