Atalopedes campestris (Boisduval, 1852)
Status: Common to abundant breeding stray
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: This southern species survives winters from southern California to Georgia. From there is strays northward nearly to the Canadian border.
Larval Hostplant(s): Grasses including Cynodon dactylon, Festuca rubra, Digitaria sanguinalis, Eleosin indica.
Broods/Flight Times: Found in the state from early May through mid November.
Overwintering: Not in our area.
Habitat: Cosmopolitan – found anywhere on flowers.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 5/8 inches
Notes: The Sachem is often nearly the only skipper present after Labor Day. Males are easily identified by the large blocky stigma on the dorsal forewing.