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Subfamily Hesperiinae - Grass Skippers

Leonard's Skipper - Hesperia leonardus Sachem - Atalopedes campestris - female Woodland Skipper - Ochlodes sylvanoides Sachem Skipper For Illinois In November - Atalopedes campestris - female Orange Skipperling  ??? - Copaeodes aurantiaca Sachem - Atalopedes campestris - male Southern Broken-Dash - Wallengrenia otho - male Hesperia leonardus montana - Hesperia leonardus - female
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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)
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.