Juba Skipper

Hesperia juba
Grass Skippers

Appearance: A large skipper. Above, orange with irregular brownish-black borders. Male has a thin black stigma; the female has two dark spots in the center (disc) area of the forewing. Below, large rectangular white or silvered submarginal spots standout against a greenish-brown background. Antenna clubs are small.

Size: Small; 1 to 1 1/2 inches

Habitat: Mountain meadows and brushy grasslands

Season: Spring and fall; 2 broods

Larval Foodplant: Grasses

Did You Know…
“A big Juba gives the impression of a bumblebee with colored wings….” (Pyle, 2002).

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