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Subfamily Hesperiinae - Grass Skippers

white streak - Panoquina panoquin European Skipper, 3:56pm - Thymelicus lineola Common Branded Skipper - Hesperia comma - female Peck's Skipper - Polites peckius - female Common Roadside skipper - Amblyscirtes vialis Tawny-edged Skipper - Polites themistocles Which Skipper? - Pompeius verna Skipper - Poanes taxiles
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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
Larval foodplants of most Hesperiinae are grasses and sedges.
Life Cycle
Larvae typically live in nests feeding mostly at night.
Print References
Works Cited
1.A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides)
Paul A. Opler, Vichai Malikul, Roger Tory Peterson. 1992. Houghton Mifflin Company.