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Phocides pigmalion

The Mangrove Skipper (Phocides pigmalion) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from coast to coast in peninsular Florida and the Florida Keys, south through the West Indies and Mexico to Argentina. Strayed can be found up to coastal South Carolina.

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The wingspan is 48–70 mm. Adults are on wing from November to August in southern Florida.

The larvae feed on Rhizophora mangle species. Adults feed on nectar of various plants, including mangrove, shepherd's needle, citrus and bougainvillaea flowers.


  • Phocides pigmalion pigmalion (Surinam, Colombia, Peru, Brazil)
  • Phocides pigmalion bicolora (Haiti)
  • Phocides pigmalion batabano (Cuba, Tropical America)
  • Phocides pigmalion okeechobee (Florida)
  • Phocides pigmalion hewitsonius (Brazil(Amazonas), Peru, Bolivia)
  • Phocides pigmalion batabanoides (Bahamas)


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