Atalopedes campestris (called the sachem in the United States) is a small skipper butterfly. It is just over 1 inch (2.5 cm) long and has orange-and-brown adults. Females are slightly larger and have paler markings on their wings compared to males.
Its host plants are various grasses, including lawn grasses. Its caterpillar is dark green and black. It has multiple broods per year.
Range and habitat
This skipper is common from the southern United States through Brazil. It often migrates north into U.S. northern states.
- Tveten, Gloria and Tveten, John. Butterflies of Houston & Southeast Texas. University of Texas Press, ISBN 0-292-78060-5