Attributes of Pseudocopaeodes eunus

Alkali Skipper
Pseudocopaeodes eunus (W.H. Edwards, 1881)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is bright brownish orange to yellowish orange with dark narrow borders and dark vein ends. Male forewing has a narrow black stigma which runs diagonally. Underside is dull yellow; veins may or may not be dark. There are usually 2 pale rays on the hindwing.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.5 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Several flights from April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Desert salt grass (Distichlis spicata var. stricta).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Grassy spots on alkali flats.
Range: Southern Nevada south through eastern and southern California to Baja California Norte.
Conservation: Not usually required.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
September 12, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 17, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 17, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 03, 1984 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lander County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 09, 1984 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 07, 1984 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Storey County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 12, 1984 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 30, 1987 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Mineral County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 14, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Churchill County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 16, 2007 RaisingButterflies.org Kern County, California, United States November 29, 2011 Details
July 19, 1967 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) Carson City County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 27, 1972 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 12, 1986 legacy.reporter (unknown) Inyo County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
May 04, 2010 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Inyo County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
May 19, 1983 legacy.reporter (Sterling Mattoon) Mono County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
August 26, 1983 legacy.reporter (Ron H. Leuschener) Inyo County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
September 14, 1983 legacy.reporter (John F. Emmel) San Bernardino County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
September 09, 1965 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) San Bernardino County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
April 08, 1961 legacy.reporter (Oscar Sette) San Bernardino County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
June 03, 2001 legacy.reporter (F. Heath, H. Clarke) Los Angeles County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
September 12, 1993 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Los Angeles County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
September 12, 1993 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Los Angeles County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
September 09, 1959 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) San Diego County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
September 03, 1961 legacy.reporter (Fred T. Thorne) San Diego County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
September 24, 1924 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) San Diego County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
July 29, 1922 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Inyo County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Stallings & Turner) San Diego County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
June 21, 1998 legacy.reporter (John G. Pasko) Inyo County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
June 26, 1999 legacy.reporter (John G. Pasko) Inyo County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
August 15, 1999 legacy.reporter (John G. Pasko) Inyo County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
August 04, 1956 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) San Diego County, California, United States October 16, 2009 Details
August 10, 2009 legacy.reporter (M. Walker & K. Davenport) Kern County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
September 09, 1959 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) San Diego County, California, United States August 10, 2009 Details
May 18, 1954 legacy.reporter (Truxal & Martin) Inyo County, California, United States August 10, 2009 Details
June 13, 1981 legacy.reporter (Ron Leuschner) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
August 04, 1981 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
August 21, 1981 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
May 14, 1983 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
June 28, 1983 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
July 10, 1984 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
August 16, 1985 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
May 11, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
August 18, 1929 legacy.reporter (C. M. Dammers) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
August 01, 1992 legacy.reporter (John F. Emmel) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
May 31, 1994 legacy.reporter (Gordon Pratt) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
May 05, 1994 legacy.reporter (Gordon Pratt) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
June 28, 1994 legacy.reporter (Gordon Pratt) Kern County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
May 31, 1979 legacy.reporter (Michael Smith) Mono County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details
June 10, 2001 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Mono County, California, United States June 26, 2009 Details