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Three-spotted Skipper

Cymaenes tripunctus

Description:

Wingspan 29-32mm. The wings are very dark brown above with a with a chestnut edging along the costa. There are three small sub-apical white spots and two larger ones in the middle of the wing.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Notes:

The range extends from Southern USA and Florida to Brazil and Paraguay. It is also found in the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Trinidad. Nectar Plants: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Ageratum conyzoides, Antigonon leptopus, Chromolaena odorata. Larval Foodplants: Grasses including Panicum maximum and Saccharum officinarum.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.44, Long: -93.05

Spotted on Sep 2, 2018
Submitted on Sep 7, 2018

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