Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Canoga Park, California
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Greensboro, North Carolina
Thomasville, North Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Los Fresnos, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
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|Positive ||melody ||On Sep 10, 2006, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:
Said to be among the most ancient form of the butterly, the Skipper is sometimes confused with moths.
The Fiery Skipper can be found throughout most of the US and is quite common.
The caterpillar feeds on lawn grasses and actually prefers Bermuda.
The adults are quite active and are seldom still. A favored resting position is with the hind wings horizontal and the fore wings partially open, giving them the appearance of a little fighter jet.
Timer: 10.37 jiffies (0.10374879837036).