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Subfamily Heteropterinae - Intermediate Skippers

Chisos Skipperling, Piruna haferniki - Piruna haferniki Carterocephalus 01a - Carterocephalus palaemon Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon - male Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon Chisos Skipperling - Piruna haferniki Skipper sp. 4 - Piruna polingii
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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 Heteropterinae (Intermediate Skippers)
Food
Mostly Grasses and Sedges.
Remarks
Closely related to Subfamily Hesperiinae. Generally very small Skippers with relatively short fat blunt antennal clubs (for Skippers). Many have distinct, often dark-rimmed, rounded spots that show below.