Attributes of Wallengrenia otho

Southern Broken-Dash
Wallengrenia otho (J.E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside of male is brown with a few orange or red-oranges patches and a two-part black stigma (the "broken dash"). Female upperside is dark brown with pale orange spots. Underside of hindwing in both sexes is orange or red-orange and has a band of pale spots.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 3/8 inches (2.4 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: Males perch on vegetation within 2 feet of the ground to watch for females, usually in the early morning. Females lay eggs singly on or near the host plants. Caterpillars live in nests of silk-tied leaves; when they come out to eat they carry a piece of leaf over themselves for protection.
Flight: Two broods (sometimes a partial third) from April-October; all year in peninsular Florida and South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Paspalum and St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including pickerelweed, selfheal, and sweet pepperbush.
Habitat: Openings near wooded rivers or swamps.
Range: Eastern Texas and the southeastern United States south through the West Indies and Central America to Argentina. Strays north to central Missouri, northern Kentucky, and Delaware.
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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November 12, 2016 Lutzbill Texas, Starr County, United States March 13, 2017 Details
September 23, 2015 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States March 13, 2017 Details
March 02, 2017 Sue Allie Brevard County, Florida, United States March 09, 2017 Details
June 06, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States January 21, 2017 Details
June 14, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States January 21, 2017 Details
June 13, 2016 Martin Reid Hemphill County, Texas, United States November 14, 2016 Details
September 21, 2016 mellielong Marion County, Florida, United States September 24, 2016 Details
August 01, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States September 13, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 Ken Cheeks Jefferson County, Georgia, United States September 13, 2016 Details
September 09, 2016 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 13, 2016 Details
September 10, 2016 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 13, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 AJ Trently Hardin County, Tennessee, United States September 02, 2016 Details
August 25, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 26, 2016 Details
May 18, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 04, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 tjabour Palm Beach County, Florida, United States July 02, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 07, 2016 Details
May 21, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States May 23, 2016 Details
May 05, 2016 ncrosbyrd Loggerhead Key County, Florida, United States May 18, 2016 Details
May 13, 2016 CA Ivy Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States May 14, 2016 Details
May 12, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 12, 2016 Details
April 20, 2016 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States May 03, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 JeanEvoy Charlotte County, Florida, United States March 28, 2016 Details
March 18, 2016 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States March 18, 2016 Details
August 16, 2015 Jonathan Clark Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States February 29, 2016 Details
August 20, 2015 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States February 29, 2016 Details
May 14, 2012 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States February 25, 2016 Details
July 08, 2015 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
March 14, 2014 pierre martin Florida, United States February 01, 2016 Details
August 25, 2012 dspicer McMinn County, Tennessee, United States January 22, 2016 Details
September 04, 2011 butterfly rider Greene County, Missouri, United States January 19, 2016 Details
June 22, 2015 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States January 18, 2016 Details
September 28, 2013 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States December 23, 2015 Details
September 10, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 21, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 10, 2015 Details
December 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 08, 2015 Details
April 12, 2012 Don Chalfant Volusia County, Florida, United States October 09, 2015 Details
September 21, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States October 07, 2015 Details
September 18, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 29, 2015 Details
October 24, 2014 Don Chalfant Volusia County, Florida, United States September 29, 2015 Details
September 26, 2015 Robert Epstein Manatee County, Florida, United States September 29, 2015 Details
September 26, 2015 Robert Epstein Manatee County, Florida, United States September 29, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 Jeff Trahan Howard County, Arkansas, United States September 03, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 02, 2015 Details
August 21, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 21, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 Pierre Howard Meriwether County, Georgia, United States August 17, 2015 Details
July 29, 2015 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States July 30, 2015 Details
April 17, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 jcblithe Broward County, Florida, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 02, 2015 Jeff Trahan Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States June 26, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 Jeff Trahan Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States June 15, 2015 Details