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Fiery skipper — Life cycle

Adult females lay hemispherical eggs singly on the undersides of grass leaves during warm months. Newly hatched larvae notch leaves while older larvae consume entire leaves. From the third instar on, larvae spin silk shelters in the thatch and are not usually seen. They pupate near the soil surface. Adults feed on nectar from various flowers, favoring lantana. There are 3 to 5 generations a year.

Fiery skipper larva

Fiery skipper pupa

 


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