Status: Outbreaks aren't an annual occurrence, but at certain times the larvae have become locally
common on cannas. Adults are rarely seen.
Flight: July, August, and September.
Wingspan: 2 1/4 in.
The larva of the Brazilian Skipper grows quite large as it consumes a vast amount of leaves in a
short period of time. It hides inside a leaf that it has folded over and bound with strands of silk.
The head is black on young caterpillars, but becomes orange with black dots after they molt.