Missing Lepidoptera: October 2018 Update

Since the last post, several species have been found by dedicated observers. This data has been shared with the Florida Natural Areas Inventory. Here is what remains to be found:

Amblyscirtes hegon Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes reversa Reversed Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Anaea troglodyta floridalis Florida Leafwing
Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Callophrys gryneus sweadneri Florida Olive Hairstreak
Callophrys hesseli Hessel's Hairstreak
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Catocala grisatra Grisatra Underwing Moth
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Ceratophaga vicinella Gopher Tortoise Shell Moth
Chlorostrymon simaethis Silver-banded Hairstreak
Enodia creola Creole Pearly Eye
Epargyreus zestos Zestos Skipper
Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing
Eunica monima Dingy Purplewing
Euphyes dukesi calhouni Calhoun's Skipper
Euphyes pilatka klotsi Klots' Skipper
Hesperia meskei pinocayo Rockland Grass Skipper
Hesperia meskei straton Eastern Meske's Skipper
Idia gopheri Gopher Tortoise Noctuid Moth
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Megathymus cofaqui cofaqui Cofaqui Giant-Skipper
Neonympha helicta dadeensis Helicta Satyr
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
Proserpinus gaurae Proud Sphinx Moth
Pyreferra ceromatica Ceromatic Noctuid Moth
Satyrium liparops floridensis Sparkleberry Hairstreak
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Staphylus hayhurstii Scalloped Sooty Wing

Keep up the great work and let me know if you find any of these!


  • Pete Kleinhenz

Posted by petekleinhenz petekleinhenz, October 25, 2018 15:14



Hi Pete, though I am not familiar with the subspecies until now I would think that the Meske's Skippers I have witnessed in Osceola, Clay, and Orange counties are the Eastern Meske's Skipper; I also have Sweadner's Hairstreak from Clay and Orange counties.

Posted by seaheart88 about 2 years ago (Flag)

I just sent a big batch of records to FNAI but held off on the Meske's for now. I'll ask the entomologist there to clarify what he needs and export the appropriate observations. Regardless, keep them coming! Your records are being used to paint a more accurate picture of the distribution of these rare moth and butterfly species.

Posted by petekleinhenz about 2 years ago (Flag)

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