Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)

In the US, this species is found only in south Florida where it is common. Caterpillar foodplants are reported to be palms.
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus) Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2011

Nectaring here on Bougainvillea, these are very large skippers and even though they're quite plain, they're easily identified from a distance by large size, lack of markings, and tall forewing.


Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus) Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2011
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2011

Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Collier-Seminole State Park, Collier Co., FL
4 Feb 2015
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Florida Panther NWR, Collier Co., FL
21 Sep 2016

Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Naples, Collier Co., FL
23 Sep 2016

The camera somehow caught this individual with its tongue stretched out straight in the right-hadn photo.


Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Matheson Hammock Park, Miami-Dade Co., FL
17 Sep 2016

Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017

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