The Eufala Skipper butterfly is a year-round resident in the southeastern United States and in California, and south to Argentina and the Greater Antilles. The underside of the wings is grayish-brown. The forewing has three to five squarish, translucent-whitish spots in the sub-apical area. This distinguishes this skipper from the similar Swarthy Skipper which lacks such spots.  The hindwing is plain gray-brown except in some individuals which have very obscure, faint pale spots forming a sideways “U”. The upperside of the wings is similarly colored as the underside.


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Eufala Skipper Facts

Butterfly Family: Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Butterfly Subfamily: Hesperiinae

Butterfly Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/4 inches

Butterfly Habitat: Open, sunny areas such as vacant lots, agricultural areas, road edges, and lawns


Eufala Skipper Host and Nectar Plants

Host Plants:

  • Johnsons Grass
  • Bermuda Grass
  • Barnyard Grass
  • Vasey’s Grass

Nectar Plants:

  • Nectar from various flowers
    • Lantana
    • Alfalfa
    • Aster
    • Sage