Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1181775

Brazilian Skipper
Calpodes ethlius

Observation date: August 20, 2018
Submitted by: vldeloach
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Skipper was HUGE - in length. A good 1.5-2" long. It visited the zinnias in our yard north of Atlanta several times - and flew at me several times. I had not seen Brazilian skippers in 9 years - since photographing several on pickerel weed in Corkscrew Swamp in South Florida. So I never expected to see this species here - though I have also gotten Dorantes longtail and Tropical checkered-skipper in our yard. A likely Cherokee County GA record.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: November 01, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Cherokee County