Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Greensboro, North Carolina
Thomasville, North Carolina
Fruit Hill, Ohio
Lincolnville, South Carolina
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
Fort Worth, 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: 12.81 jiffies (0.12805199623108).