southern skipperling (Copaeodes minima)
Date 9 February 2008, 17:12:17
Source originally posted to Flickr as Southern skipperling (Copaeodes minima) ventral http://flickr.com/photos/39139121@N00/2256470695
Author Anne Toal http://flickr.com/photos/39139121@N00
Copaeodes minima, the southern skipperling, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in the United States from Arkansas east to North Carolina, south through Florida, the Gulf States, Texas, and Mexico to Panama. The wingspan is 16-22 mm. There are two generations with adults on wing from March to October in Louisiana. Adults are on wing year round in Florida. Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Hesperiidae, Tribe: Thymelicini, Genus: Copaeodes, Species: Copaeodes minima (Edwards, 1870).
Hesperia minima Edwards, 1870
Thymelicus singularis Plötz, 1884
Copaeodes rayata Barnes & McDunnough, 1913