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Subfamily Hesperiinae - Grass Skippers

 Polites vibex - Polites vibex - male Skippers - Lerodea eufala - male - female unidentified Hesperiidae 1 - Atalopedes campestris - male Which yellow skipper? - Hylephila phyleus Dukes's Skipper - Euphyes dukesi another Hobomok Skipper butterfly ?? - Anatrytone logan Dun skipper - Euphyes vestris Butterfly - Ancyloxypha numitor
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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)
Explanation of Names
Subfamily Hesperiinae Latreille, 1809
Food
Larval foodplants of most Hesperiinae are grasses and sedges.
Life Cycle
Larvae typically live in nests feeding mostly at night.
Print 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.