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 15, 2012 David L. Amadio Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States February 05, 2014 Details
July 26, 2013 Olivier SWIFT Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 14, 2014 Details
October 25, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
October 30, 2013 Joe Lafferty Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States November 02, 2013 Details
October 30, 2013 falconer699 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States November 02, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 falconer699 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States November 02, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 dandtkienzle Tunica County, Mississippi, United States October 29, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 Rob7789 Pinellas County, Florida, United States October 25, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 tom howe Blount County, Tennessee, United States October 22, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States October 22, 2013 Details
October 12, 2013 Doug Bruce Carroll County, Tennessee, United States October 13, 2013 Details
October 05, 2013 jjflossem Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States October 11, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 Doug Bruce Haywood County, Tennessee, United States October 09, 2013 Details
October 09, 2013 Doug Bruce Crockett County, Tennessee, United States October 09, 2013 Details
October 07, 2013 Doug Bruce Lauderdale County, Tennessee, United States October 08, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 Doug Bruce Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States October 08, 2013 Details
October 04, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States October 07, 2013 Details
October 04, 2013 Jeff Trahan Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States October 07, 2013 Details
October 07, 2013 Doug Bruce Tipton County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2013 Details
September 26, 2013 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States September 30, 2013 Details
September 23, 2013 mike toliver Woodford County, Illinois, United States September 27, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States September 22, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 22, 2013 Details
September 20, 2005 giardini57 Elbert County, Georgia, United States September 17, 2013 Details
September 16, 2013 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States September 17, 2013 Details
September 16, 2013 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States September 17, 2013 Details
September 14, 2013 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States September 15, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 Doug Bruce Morgan County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2013 Details
September 06, 2013 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2013 Details
August 02, 2013 TallyCannon Leon County, Florida, United States August 11, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 stephen stedman (Edmund K. LeGrand) Macon County, Tennessee, United States August 06, 2013 Details
September 29, 2012 Matt ODonnell Virginia, United States, Warren County July 16, 2013 Details
October 11, 2012 Matt ODonnell Prince William County, Virginia, United States July 16, 2013 Details
October 04, 2012 Nancy Weiss Albemarle County, Virginia, United States July 16, 2013 Details
October 06, 2012 Naseem Reza Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 16, 2013 Details
October 03, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States January 03, 2013 Details
October 21, 2011 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States January 02, 2013 Details
September 06, 2012 crprice Ripley County, Missouri, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 05, 1990 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 21, 2011 legacy.reporter (Patsy Harris Russo) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 14, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 15, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 29, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 04, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 13, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Mobile County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 14, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 08, 2012 Harry Forbes Jackson County, Texas, United States November 27, 2012 Details
September 14, 2012 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States November 15, 2012 Details