Attributes of Poanes yehl

Yehl Skipper
Poanes yehl (Skinner, 1893)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is bright orange with wide dark borders; male forewing has a distinct linear stigma. Underside of hindwing is dark brown (female) or orange (males); both with 3-5 pale median spots.
Wing Span: 1 5/16 - 1 3/4 inches (3.4 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: To await females, males perch about 3 feet above the ground on sunlit vegetation.
Flight: Two broods from late May to mid-June and from mid-August to mid-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably cane (Arundinaria species).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including sweet pepperbush, chinquapin, pickerelweed, and swamp milkweed.
Habitat: Clearings in wet or swampy woodlands.
Range: Southeast Virginia west to southwest Missouri; south to east Texas, the Gulf Coast, and northern Florida.
Conservation: Populations should be monitored because of gradual draining and conversion of habitats.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might 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 Mobile County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miller County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Washington County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alachua County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Duval County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Escambia County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gadsden County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jefferson County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Leon County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Liberty County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Wakulla County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bay County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bibb County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chatham County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clarke County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Crawford County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter DeKalb County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fulton County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Meriwether County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Peach County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Richmond County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Georgia, Screven County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Georgia, Thomas County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Georgia, Union County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Illinois, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fulton County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Graves County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Henderson County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Livingston County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter McCracken County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Union County, Kentucky, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ozark County, Missouri, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Calhoun County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clay County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hinds County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lee County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madison County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Newton County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pontotoc County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rankin County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Warren County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Webster County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Wilkinson County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States December 31, 2004 Details