Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

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Cofaqui Giant-Skipper
Yucca Giant-Skipper
Yucca Giant-Skipper (adult emerging)
December 2007
February 2008
Photos from elsewhere in Georgia.
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After discovering a Cofaqui Giant-Skipper at Mt. Arabia in Dekalb County, I checked one of the Yucca Skipper locations in Talbot County on August 6, 2007.  There were two. 
Cofaquis land on the sides of trees and shrubs about three feet from the ground.
I could hear a buzzing sound from several feet away as the one pictured below flew by.  It appeared to be as large as a Yucca Giant-Skipper.

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Cofaqui Skipper (Talbot County) August 6, 2007


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(Talbot) July 25, 2008

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(Taylor County) August 13, 2008 State Natural Area

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Empty chrysalis shell.

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Tent with pupa. 2008

The chrysalis moved up to the top of its tent.  A small dome kept it from going any higher.   
I returned on July 25, 2008, and saw the skipper perched above the plant.     

The area with Cofaqui on the pine tree. Click to enlarge.

See Cofaqui at Mount Arabia here.