Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1111029

Umber Skipper
Poanes melane

Observation date: October 15, 2016
Submitted by: A.Y.Liang
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Male adult of Poanes melane (umber skipper), reared from an egg on Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass). The egg was collected on the same host along with several others on 10/15/16 despite the late season and overcast weather; the photographs displayed here were taken on 1/20/17. Larval development took approximately two months and pupal development took one month.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 14, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Alameda County, United States, California