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Subfamily Hesperiinae - Grass Skippers

Unidentified Skipper - Polites peckius - female Skipper #2 - Polites themistocles Polites peckius Skipper Butterfly - Hesperia Euphyes vestris? (Dun Skipper) - Euphyes vestris butterfly - Polites peckius Delaware skipper? - Thymelicus lineola - male - female Skipper from Oregon - Ochlodes sylvanoides
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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.