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Species Ancyloxypha numitor - Least Skipper

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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 Hesperiinae (Grass Skippers)
Genus Ancyloxypha
Species numitor (Least Skipper)
Other Common Names
Least Skipperling
Wingspan: 22-29mm (USGS Internet Page)
Eastern U.S. and parts of southern Canada east of Saskatchewan. (1)
Wet areas such as marshes or slow streams. (1)
Caterpillars: various grasses ((1) and USGS site). Adults: flower nectar from low plants (USGS site).
Print References
Eastern Butterflies (1)
Internet References

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Works Cited
1.A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides)
Paul A. Opler, Vichai Malikul, Roger Tory Peterson. 1992. Houghton Mifflin Company.