Attributes of Panoquina panoquinoides

Obscure Skipper
Panoquina panoquinoides (Skinner, 1891)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are dull brown. Upperside of forewing may or may not have a few pale spots. Underside of hindwing is plain brown with 3 pale spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 1/4 inches (2.9 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: To await receptive females, males perch on beach grasses. Females lay eggs on the host and on other plants. Caterpillars spend the day in shelters of rolled or tied leaves and feed on leaves at night.
Flight: Two broods; from February-December in Florida, June-November in Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses including bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), and sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of rattlebox and probably other flowers.
Habitat: Dunes, salt marshes, open fields.
Range: Along the coastal areas of Florida, the Keys, west along the Gulf coast to Texas, and south through the West Indies and South America to Peru.
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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January 23, 2017 gpstewart Cameron County, Texas, United States March 28, 2017 Details
March 18, 2016 ncrosbyrd Monroe County, Florida, United States March 25, 2016 Details
October 29, 2015 Martin and Sara Galveston County, Texas, United States February 28, 2016 Details
November 03, 2015 ncrosbyrd Cameron County, Texas, United States February 28, 2016 Details
October 01, 2015 Robert Epstein Pinellas County, Florida, United States October 09, 2015 Details
October 29, 2012 Don Chalfant Volusia County, Florida, United States October 07, 2015 Details
February 08, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
October 23, 2014 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States June 19, 2015 Details
August 29, 2012 Pierre Howard Glynn County, Georgia, United States June 27, 2014 Details
October 31, 2013 rzurovec Cameron County, Texas, United States December 27, 2013 Details
September 20, 2011 JimConrad Quintana Roo, Mexico December 19, 2012 Details
August 07, 2012 Harry Forbes Calhoun County, Texas, United States September 11, 2012 Details
October 05, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States October 29, 2011 Details
October 05, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States October 29, 2011 Details
August 19, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States September 23, 2011 Details
August 20, 2011 Jeff Trahan Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States September 23, 2011 Details
October 27, 2007 rseidler (Rosemary Seidler) Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 27, 2007 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 17, 2007 legacy.reporter (Diane and Hugh Wedgeworth) Texas, Kenedy County, United States January 08, 2008 Details
January 01, 1970 legacy.reporter (Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection) Charleston County, South Carolina, United States December 10, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brevard County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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