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Species Ancyloxypha numitor - Least Skipper

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