Zarucco Duskywing Skipper Butterfly (Erynnis zarucco)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Zarucco Duskywing Skipper Butterfly (Erynnis zarucco)

One of the Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae)

Range: SE USA (OK-NC-FL), Cuba, Hispaniola (source: http://butterfliesofamerica.com/L/erynnis_zarucco.htm)

Larval host: Woody legumes and Wild White Indigo (Baptisia alba), Blatterpod (Sesbania vesicaria); Milkpea (Galactia spp.)

Diet: Adults take nectar

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/35352

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Spanish needles (Bidens alba)

Thanks to @AndyBugGuy for confirmation of identification

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