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, 2016 Cathy Miller Charleston County, South Carolina, United States November 27, 2016 Details
November 07, 2016 Pcasteel Davidson County, Tennessee, United States November 21, 2016 Details
October 07, 2016 cosmic_cat Gregg County, Texas, United States November 20, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 Jeff Trahan Goliad County, Texas, United States November 18, 2016 Details
November 15, 2016 Laurie Sheppard Grayson County, Texas, United States November 16, 2016 Details
September 14, 2009 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States November 14, 2016 Details
August 30, 2015 larrygardella Montgomery County, Alabama, United States November 06, 2016 Details
November 05, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Wood County November 06, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 Don Chalfant Brevard County, Florida, United States November 01, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 Don Chalfant Brevard County, Florida, United States November 01, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 stephen stedman Hardin County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 Jonathan Clark Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States October 30, 2016 Details
October 23, 2016 hydapse Harris County, Texas, United States October 28, 2016 Details
October 22, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States October 26, 2016 Details
October 24, 2016 Jeff Trahan Howard County, Arkansas, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 23, 2016 CA Ivy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 25, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 dbruce Lee County, Mississippi, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 dbruce Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 19, 2016 stephen stedman Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 23, 2016 Details
October 09, 2016 AJ Trently Dyer County, Tennessee, United States October 19, 2016 Details
October 11, 2016 webielenberg Blount County, Tennessee, United States October 12, 2016 Details
October 02, 2016 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States October 02, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 Martin and Sara Chambers County, Texas, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 21, 2016 mellielong Marion County, Florida, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 21, 2016 mellielong Marion County, Florida, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 Sue Allie Sumter County, Florida, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 06, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 Emily Hjalmarson Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States August 31, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States August 29, 2016 Details
August 28, 2016 Sue Allie Lake County, Florida, United States August 29, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 Anne Wills Mason County, West Virginia, United States August 21, 2016 Details
August 17, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States August 17, 2016 Details
August 10, 2016 crprice Ripley County, Missouri, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 elegrand Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 05, 2016 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 09, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States August 08, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States July 31, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 birder89 Blount County, Tennessee, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 AJ Trently Perry County, Tennessee, United States July 12, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 stephen stedman Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States July 11, 2016 Details
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