Species Page: Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)

Eufala Skipper

Lerodea eufala (W. H. Edwards, 1869)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Occasional stray from the south

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Native to Mexico and the Gulf Coast, straying north almost to the Canadian border. In Nebraska it has been found primarily in the eastern half of the state.

Larval Hostplant(s): Various grasses including Johnson-grass (Sorghum halepense), Bristly Foxtail (Setaria verticillata), and Barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crusgalli) where it breeds successfully.

Broods/Flight Times: This skipper has been found in Nebraska from mid-August to mid-October.

Overwintering: Not in this area.

Habitat: As a stray it may occur anywhere.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/4 inches

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