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Southern Skipperling

Copaeodes minima


Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima) is the smallest of all Skippers in North America. With a wingspan around 5/8 to 7/8 of an inch (1.6-2.2 cm) this diminutive butterfly is easy to overlook.


Nectaring on Mock Bishop's Weed in an ephemeral wetland sinkhole.


This Southern Skipperling was spotted nectaring on the equally tiny flowers of Mock Bishop's Weed. Members of this species can be found year-round in Florida and their caterpillars host on Bermuda Grass.

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Tampa, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.05, Long: -82.40

Spotted on Jun 3, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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