Larger canna leafroller larva - 5th and final instar. This caterpillar of a skipper can defoliate cannas.
Damage caused by Calpodes ethlius to Canna leaves
Empty pupa case of a Brazilian Skipper on the silken mat spun by the larva.
Leaf flap (bottom of leaf) made by larger canna leaf roller for shelter.
Brazilian skipper laying eggs on Canna.
Good shot of ventral ( underside) of hind wing.
Brazilian Skipper egg
Brazilian Skipper only a minute before it eclosed
Just a few minutes after it eclosed. The transparant white spots appear as inlaid mother of pearl, really catching the light.
Brazilian Skipper chrysalis
This Calpodes ethlius was tied in the leaf of a yellow canna plant.
Brazilian Skipper, Arkansas River Valley, Sebastian County AR. mid Sept.