Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1205774

Wandering Skipper
Panoquina errans

Observation date: May 21, 2019
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found larva, Eggs and Adults in sheltered area. Cold and windy mostly Cloudy, Adults flew to cover along fence where eggs and larva were safe from being stepped on along a fence! This area is along a Heavily Traveled Path. When pressured the Adult Retreated to this safe area Near fence. First Photo larvae and Empty Egg Casing. Look at the end tips of Salt Grass The larva eat the tender tips of grass along leaf edge! Adult Would Shelter within just inches of the Larva. When sun would come out Adults Would warm and Fly Some Again Never going very far. Also they would sip nectar from Heliotrope Flowers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County