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Problema bulentaRare Skipper
Federal Protection: No US federal protection
State Protection: No Georgia state protection
Global Rank: G3
State Rank: S2S3
SWAP High Priority Species (SGCN): Yes
Element Occurrences (EOs) in Georgia: 0
Habitat Summary for element in Georgia: Brackish marshes
A dull orange butterfly without distinguishing characteristics. Males may have a dark hooklike mark on the underside of the forewing. Thick dark borders also may be present on the wings.
Delaware skipper and Argos skipper are similar in appearance.
Observed in marshy habitats.
Larval food uncertain. Possible foods include: Giant Cordgrass (Spartina cynosuroides) and Northern Wild-rice (Zizania aquatica). Neighboring states report that adut butterflies nectar on pickeral weed (Pontederia cordata) and swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).
Multiple broods in the warmer states suggest that this butterfly might have at least two times that they will be seen to fly in Georgia.
Surveys to learn where popuations occur are needed.
Rare, but locally present along the Atlantic coastline of the United States. Only detailed records in Georgia occur in Chatham County.
Habitat degredation and alteration. Pesticide use.
Cook, Will. Rare Skipper (Problema Bulenta), www.carolinanature.com/butterflies/rareskipper.html.
“Rare Skipper Problema Bulenta (Boisduval & Leconte, ).” Rare Skipper Problema Bulenta (Boisduval & Leconte, ) | Butterflies and Moths of North America, 11 June 2014, www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Problema-bulenta.
December 27, 2019