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Species Erynnis martialis - Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing? - Erynnis martialis - male Which Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Skipper - Erynnis martialis - female Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Hesperioidea (Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Pyrginae (Spread-wing Skippers)
Genus Erynnis (Duskywings)
Species martialis (Mottled Duskywing)
Range
Southern Ontario and United States east of Rocky Mountains
Food
Lilacs (Rhamnaceae: Ceanothus )
Remarks
Males patrol hilltops for females (a common insect behavior)
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