Lerema accius

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Lerema accius
Clouded skipper georgia.jpg
In Hephzibah, Georgia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Tribe: Moncini
Genus: Lerema
Species: L. accius
Binomial name
Lerema accius
(Smith, 1797)
Synonyms
  • Papilio accius Smith, 1797
  • Hesperia monoco Scudder, 1863
  • Hesperia punctella Grote & Robinson, 1867
  • Hesperia nortonii Edwards, 1867
  • Goniloba parumpunctata Herrich-Schäffer, 1869
  • Lerema pattenii Scudder, 1872
  • Hesperia phocylides Plötz, 1882
  • Papilio curtius (Scudder, 1889) (nom. nud.)
  • Hesperia chamis (Scudder, 1889) (nom. nud.)
  • Hesperia dido Plötz, 1882
  • Lerema lochius

Lerema accius, the clouded skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in the United States from Georgia west to Texas, south to Florida, and south through Mexico and Central America to Venezuela and Colombia.

The wingspan is 32–45 mm. Adults are on wing year round in Florida and southern Texas.

The larvae feed on various grasses including Stenotaphrum secundatum, Erianthus alopecturoides and Echinochloa povietianum. Adults feed on the nectar of various pink, purple, or white flowers, including shepherd's needle, selfheal, vervain, buttonbush and lantana.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Lerema accius accius
  • Lerema accius lochius (Venezuela)

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