CLOUDED SKIPPER

Lerema accius

Common and widespread throughout both Alabama and Mississippi.   Lower surface dark brown with extensive pale areas that define a "v" shaped band; pale areas purple on fresh individuals.  Upper surface mostly dark brown with a few white spots; spots more prominent in females.

Adult - ventral

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Adult - ventral



Adult female - doral

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Adult male - doral

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Mating pair

Caterpillar



Caterpillar