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Euphyes berryi (Bell, 1941)

Berry's Skipper

Federal Protection: No US federal protection

State Protection: No Georgia state protection

Global Rank: G2

State Rank: S2S3

SWAP High Priority Species (SGCN): Yes

Element Occurrences (EOs) in Georgia: 0

Habitat Summary for element in Georgia: freshwater marshes, boggy areas, swamps, utility easements


Wingspan is 3.5-4.5 cm.  

Similar Species



Larval foods are not known.  Some suspect sedges as a host plant.  Butterflies are known to nectar on pickeral weed (Pontederia cordata).

Life History

Survey Recommendations

Surveys should attempt to learn larval food of this species.


Rare with isolated local populations.  Southeast US along the Atlantic coasline and the Gulf of Mexico.  Records from Georgia are historic in Camden, Atkinson, Effingham, Bryan, Chatham, and Screven counties.


Georgia Conservation Status

Conservation Management Recommendations

This species is rare throughout its range in all states.


“Berry's Skipper Euphyes Berryi (Bell, 1941).” Berry's Skipper Euphyes Berryi (Bell, 1941) | Butterflies and Moths of North America, 4 Oct. 2019, www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Euphyes-berryi.

USF Water Institute. “Alabama Butterfly Atlas.” Berry's Skipper - Alabama Butterfly Atlas, alabama.butterflyatlas.usf.edu/species/details/156/berrys-skipper.


Authors of Account

Anna Yellin

Date Compiled or Updated

January 1, 2020