Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Lerema
Species: accius

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Cary, North Carolina
Stilwell, Oklahoma
Edinburg, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Lufkin, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
San Isidro, Texas
Spring, Texas
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On Aug 31, 2006, ceejaytown from The Woodlands, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Clouded skipper larvae feed mostly on grasses and belong to the grass skipper family. The adults are erratic flyers and sit with their forewings at a verticle angle over their hindwings which are on a horizontal plane. The configuration resembles an F-15 Eagle fighter jet.
The Clouded Skipper ranges from northern South America to the US south and southeast, and is common in the south where it flies year-round. It strays northward to New York most years, usually reaching there in late August to October.