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Species Erynnis martialis - Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing? - Erynnis martialis - male Which Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Mottled Duskywing 2 - Erynnis martialis - male Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Mottled duskywing - Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Pyrginae (Spread-wing Skippers)
Genus Erynnis (Duskywings)
Species martialis (Mottled Duskywing)
Range
"Throughout the eastern U.S., reaching into Canada only in southwestern Quebec, southern Ontario, and southeastern Manitoba." (Butterflies of Canada)
Food
Lilacs (Rhamnaceae: Ceanothus )
Remarks
Males patrol hilltops for females (a common insect behavior)