tawny-edged skipper

(Polites themistocles)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

tawny-edged skipper

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

One brood from June to July.

Habitat

Moist grassy areas including prairie swales, pastures, lawns, roadsides, and vacant lots.

Size

 

   
 

 

 
Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Larval Food

Panic grass and Kentucky bluegrass.

 
Adult Food

Nectar from flowers including alfalfa, chicory, narrow-leaved purple coneflower, red clover, dogbane, and thistle.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 20, 21, 29, 71.
 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Hesperioidea (skippers)

 

Family:

Hesperiidae (skippers)

 

Subfamily:

Hesperiinae (grass skippers)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

tawny-edged skipper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Dun Skipper, Little Glassywing, Northern Broken-Dash, Crossline Skipper, and Tawny-edged Skipper

   
       

 

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