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Species Amblyscirtes vialis - Common Roadside-Skipper - Hodges#4105

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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)
Tribe Moncini
Genus Amblyscirtes
Species vialis (Common Roadside-Skipper - Hodges#4105)
Hodges Number
4105
Size
Wingspan 22-32 mm
Range
Eastern North America, except southeast. West into plains states and provinces. Scattered west of Rockies.
Habitat
Woodland openings, edges, streamsides.
Season
March-July, first brood. In south, there is a second brood in September.
Food
Adults take nectar.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on grasses.
1.larva in grass shelter 2.larva 3.adult
Print References
Brock and Kaufman, p. 342 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.