Brazilian Skipper

Calpodes ethlius (Stoll, 1782)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Rare stray from south, possibly breeding

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Resident along the Gulf Coast, from there straying north as far as New York. The only Nebraska record is from Lancaster County.

Broods/Flight Times: Year round in the tropics

Larval Hostplant(s): Various cultivated plants in the canna family (Marantaceae).

Habitat: As a stray it could occur anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in this area

Similar Species:

Notes: One larvae was found on a canna plant in August of 1992 in Lincoln by Emily Rieur. It is not known if the larva originated from nursery stock brought into the state or from a stray female.

Brazilian Skipper, Herbert A. ‘Joe’ Pase III, Texas A&M Forest Service,
Brazilian Skipper – dorsal
Brazilian Skipper – ventral

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