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Panoquina ocola

Common name: Ocola Skipper

Feeds on these plants:

Anaphalis margaritacea

Asclepias angustifolia

Asclepias asperula

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Deep Red)

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Gold)

Asclepias fascicularis

Asclepias hallii

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias perennis

Asclepias purpurascens

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias speciosa

Asclepias subulata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias viridiflora

Buddleja alternifolia

Buddleja colvilei

Buddleja crispa

Buddleja davidii

Buddleja davidii ‘Harlequin’

Buddleja davidii ‘Pink Delight’

Buddleja davidii
(sold as dwarf)

Buddleja lindleyana

Buddleja marrubifolia

Buddleja saligna

Buddleja salviifolia

Buddleja weyeriana 'honeycomb'

Buddleja x pikei

Buddleja x weyeriana

Carphephorus corymbosus

Chromolaena odorata

Cirsium altissimum
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium arvense
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium hilli
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium muticum
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium nuttalii
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium occidentale
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium species
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium vulgare
(sold as Thistle)

Duranta erecta ‘Sapphire’

Duranta erecta
(sold as Variegata)

Duranta stenostachya

Gomphrena globosa

Lantana camara
(sold as Carlos)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Peach Sunrise)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Pink Dawn)

Lantana hirta

Lantana hybrid
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana involucrata

Lantana montevidensis

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Confetti)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Lavender Trailing)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as orange)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as white)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as yellow)

Lantana ‘Silver Mound’

Lathyrus latifolius

Lathyrus nervosus

Lathyrus niger

Lavandula angustifolia ssp. angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Twickel Purple’

Lavandula buchii

Lavandula canariensis

Lavandula dentata

Lavandula lanata

Lavandula pinnata

Lavandula species

Lavandula stoechas ssp. pedunculata
(sold as Avonview)

Lavandula stoechas

Lavandula stoechas
(sold as Lavandula 'Winter Lace')

Lavandula stoechas
(sold as Otto Quast)

Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Lavandula x intermedia
(sold as Dutch Mil)

Lavandula
(sold as Goodwin Creek)

Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris mucronata

Liatris punctata

Liatris pycnostachya

Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’

Lythrum salicaria

Pentas species

Phyla nodifolia

Salvia africana-lutea

Salvia apiana

Salvia ballotiflora

Salvia blepharophylla

Salvia brandegei

Salvia buchananii

Salvia cacaliifolia

Salvia canariensis

Salvia chamaedryoides

Salvia chiapensis

Salvia cleveladii, or clevelandii

Salvia clevelandii

Salvia coahuilensis

Salvia coccinea ‘Brenthurst’

Salvia coccinea ‘Lady In Red’

Salvia coccinea
(sold as May Night)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Rose Queen)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Select Rose)

Salvia coerulea

Salvia confertiflora

Salvia discolor

Salvia dolomitica

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans
(sold as Golden Delicious)

Salvia farinacea

Salvia fruticosa

Salvia fulgens

Salvia gesneriiflora

Salvia glechomifolia

Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo Bright Red’

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo White’

Salvia greggii ‘Sierra San Antonio’

Salvia greggii
(sold as watermelon Autumn Sage pink)

Salvia hians

Salvia hybrid

Salvia indica

Salvia involucrata
(sold as El Cielo)

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

Salvia leucophylla

Salvia longispicata

Salvia mellifera

Salvia mexicana

Salvia microphylla

Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Bezerkeley)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Rosita)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as ucb pink)

Salvia munzii

Salvia nemorosa

Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Rose’

Salvia nemorosa
(sold as Viola Klose)

Salvia officinalis ssp. lavandulifolia

Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’

Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’

Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor’

Salvia pachyphylla

Salvia patens

Salvia pozo blue

Salvia pratensis

Salvia regla

Salvia roemeriana

Salvia sclerea

Salvia sinaloensis

Salvia spathacea

Salvia species

Salvia splendens

Salvia splendens ‘Salsa Purple’

Salvia uliginosa

Salvia urica

Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Salvia viridis

Salvia wagneriana

Salvia x jamensis

Salvia x sylvestris

Salvia x sylvestris
(sold as Snowhill)

Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’

Salvia ‘Waverly’

Salvia
(sold as Blue Victory)

Salvia
(sold as Red Hot Sally)

Salvia
(sold as Salsa Purple)

Salvia
(sold as Verona)

Stachytarpheta cayennensis

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Stachytarpheta mutabilis

Stachytarpheta species

Symphyotrichum chilense

Symphyotrichum dumosum

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Symphyotrichum henersonii

Symphyotrichum lateriflium

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum praealtum

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Symphyotrichum spathulatum

Tagetes patula

Tithonia diversifolia

Tithonia rotundifolia

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena hastata

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Quartz scarlet)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Red & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Tapien Pink)

Verbena lilacina

Verbena rigida 'polaris'

Verbena rigida polaris

Verbena rigida

Verbena stricta

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Cherry Red)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Light Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Pearl)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Raspberry)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec White Magic)

Verbena
(sold as Babylon Deep Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena
(sold as Tukana White)

Verbena
(sold as x hybrida Taylortown Red)

Verbesina encelioides

Verbesina virginica

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vinca major

Vinca minor
(sold as Bowles Blue)

Vinca minor
(sold as Sterling Silver)

Vinca
(sold as Burgundy Halo)

Vinca
(sold as Cooler Blush)

Vinca
(sold as Cooler Grape)

Vinca
(sold as Pacifica Deep Orchid)

Vinca
(sold as Sante Fe)

Vinca
(sold as Victory Bright Eye)

Vinca
(sold as Victory Deep Pink)

Vinca
(sold as Victory Mix)

Zinnia elegans

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Magellan Coral)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Magellan Yellow)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Oklahoma Scarlet)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Sizzle Cherry & Ivory)

Zinnia haageana

Zinnia peruviana

Zinnia species

Zinnia

Zinnia
(sold as Crystal White)

Zinnia
(sold as Dreamland Mix)

Zinnia
(sold as Dreamland scarlet)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Apricot)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Cherry)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Orange)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion White)

Zinnia
(sold as Short Stuff Mix)

Zinnia
(sold as State Fair Mix)

Panoquina ocola, the Ocola Skipper, can be found in numerous states in the South, the MidWest, and the Northeast.
Favorite nectar plants include: Asclepias, Buddleja, Cirsium, Lantana, Liatris, Pentas, Salvia, Stachytarpheta, Tithonia, Verbena, Vernonia, and Zinnia
USDA Growing Zones for these plants include: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

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