Like many Skippers, the Juba Skipper is mostly brown and orange on top of its wings. Boldly defined borders between the orange and brown areas on the tops of the Juba Skipper help separate it from other similar relatives. White marks underneath the wings have slight variations between individuals. The position all four wings are held give it an unusual profile: two forewings are raised, while the two hindwings are flat.
This species is found west of the Central Plains states and in British Columbia. The caterpillars for this Skipper feed on a variety of grasses. Two broods are produced each year, so adults are active in early spring as well as autumn.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Prince Edward Is.
Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.