Atalopedes campestris

Atalopedes campestris

''Atalopedes campestris'' is a small skipper.
It is just over 1 inch long and is orange and brown. Females are slightly larger and have paler markings on the wings.
Skipper  Atalopedes campestris,Geotagged,Summer,United States

Behavior

Its host plants are various grasses, including lawn grasses. The caterpillar is dark green and black. It has multiple broods per year.

Habitat

This skipper is common from the southern United States to Brazil. It often ranges north to the northern states.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyHesperiidae
GenusAtalopedes
SpeciesA. campestris