Appearance: This is a medium size skipper. Above, dark brown, the male with a square black stigma and the female with a white patch. Below, red-brown with a hindwing white fringe, a pale lone spot toward the base, and faint postmedian small yellow spots.
Size: Small; 1 1/16 to 1 3/8 inches
Habitat: Clearings in pine woodlands, foothills stream courses and ravines
Season: Mid-summer to late summer
Larval Foodplant: Grasses, especially pine dropseed
Did You Know…
Adults nectar on blue and purple flowers (Opler, 1999).
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