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Atalopedes campestris huron, (W. H. Edwards, 1863)
The butterfly is in the family (hesperiidae)/Skipper butterflies. This butterfly has orange wings with two big black eyes. The ventral side of the wings have orange with 2 black spots and a black patterned border. This one was a male with more orange while the female has more brown and black.
Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas. This species thrives in Urban and rural habitats and is one of the most common skippers in the area.
This is a sub species of Sachem that has different dna than the regular species even though the patterns are the same. The host plants are Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon), St. Augustine (Stenotaphrum secundatum), Hairy Crab Grass (Digitaria sanguinalis), Goose Grass (Eleusine indica).
Spotted on Jun 16, 2020
Submitted on Jun 16, 2020