Mangrove skipper



This skipper is a robust, powerful flyer. Adults often perch on the undersides of leaves, and males can be observed patrolling their territories over the tops of mangroves. Larvae feed in shelters made of mangrove leaves.



Mangrove skipper Phocides pigmalion okeechobee (Worthington) (Family: Hesperiidae)

Habitat: Mangrove forests and salt marshes

Florida range: Coastal areas of south Florida and the keys

Larval host plants: Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle

Flight:  All year

Occurrence: Listed as a species of special concern

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