Attributes of Phocides pigmalion

Mangrove Skipper
Phocides pigmalion (Cramer, 1779)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Wings are brown-black; hindwing has iridescent blue streaks both above and below.
Wing Span: 1 7/8 - 2 3/4 inches (4.8 - 7 cm).
Life History: Flight is fast and powerful. Males perch to seek females, who deposit eggs singly on the host plant. Caterpillars eat leaves and live in shelters of silked-together leaves.
Flight: November-August in southern Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: American mangrove (Rhizophora mangle).
Adult Food: Nectar including that of mangrove, shepherd\'s needle, citrus, and bougainvillaea flowers.
Habitat: Coastal mangrove thickets and openings.
Range: Both coasts of peninsular Florida and the Keys south through the West Indies and Mexico to Argentina. Strayed to coastal South Carolina.
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 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brevard County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Broward County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Charlotte County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Citrus County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Collier County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hillsborough County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Indian River County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lee County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Manatee County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Marion County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Palm Beach County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pinellas County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter St Lucie County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sarasota County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eliott Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key Largo County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Matecumbe Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Long Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Marathon Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Big Pine Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sugarloaf Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key West County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Stock Island County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cudjoe Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Plantation Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
March 24, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jon Sund) Monroe County, Florida, United States January 03, 2011 Details
April 15, 2003 Kent McFarland Pinellas County, Florida, United States March 09, 2011 Details
March 27, 2011 islandtimer Martin County, Florida, United States May 17, 2011 Details
October 31, 2011 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States November 04, 2011 Details
October 21, 2011 BOGwalker Collier County, Florida, United States February 27, 2012 Details
May 02, 2012 fm5050 Monroe County, Florida, United States May 14, 2012 Details
June 08, 2012 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States June 15, 2012 Details
June 21, 2012 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
October 02, 2012 guy_incognito Monroe County, Florida, United States November 07, 2012 Details
November 01, 2012 gaudettelaura@hotmail.com Monroe County, Florida, United States November 21, 2012 Details
February 12, 2013 ronsavage Dominican Republic April 11, 2013 Details
March 13, 2013 K Stilwell Haiti April 14, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 4wildlife Lee County, Florida, United States August 28, 2013 Details
September 04, 2013 DPBiega Brevard County, Florida, United States September 10, 2013 Details
April 03, 2014 Lindell Haggin Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States May 07, 2014 Details