|Ocola Skipper Butterfly - Panoquina ocola|
Family: Hesperiidae - Skippers / Subfamily: Hesperiinae - Grass skippers
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Live adult skippers photographed at Alpharetta, GA and Cumberland County, NC USA.
Ocola skipper shows diagnostic boomerang-shaped marking.
Skipper butterfly eggs are tiny, usually less than .1mm. Most skipper caterpillars are green and tapered, and the neck appears constricted. The caterpillars weave silk and leaves into a daytime shelter for protection. Most pupate in loosely woven cocoons. The chrysalises are often coated with a powder or bloom. Chrysalis and caterpillars may overwinter.
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