Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1181348

Brazilian Skipper
Calpodes ethlius

Observation date: August 16, 2018
Submitted by: Nickp
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On cultivated canna plants, I observed numerous leaf flaps sealed shut with silk. Each flap contained a single caterpillar. The plants have been grown in situ for ~5 years and have never hosted these caterpillars before. Orange County, North Carolina.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: December 04, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, North Carolina, Orange County