Canna Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
The butterfly also known as the leaf roller. Forewing is long and pointed, hindwing is lobed. Upperside is brown-black with large translucent spots on both forewing and hindwing. Underside is red-brown; hindwing has 3 or 4 cream spots. 13/4 - 2 3/8inches (4.5 - 6.1 cm).
The caterpillar has a dark green body that is semi-transparent with a dark brown almost black head. Older caterpillars have an orange head with a dark triangle on the frontal region.
Gardens and residential areas
Caterpillars are specific to the canna family. The butterfly feeds on nectar from large white or pale yellow flowers
Adults have a very fast flight and are strong migrants. Females lay group of eggs on the upperside of the canna leaf. Caterpillars usually spend the day in shelters of rolled leaves and emerge after dark to eat leaves.