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

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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)
Tribe Moncini
Genus Amblyscirtes
Species vialis (Common Roadside-Skipper - Hodges#4105)
Hodges Number
Wingspan 22-32 mm
Eastern North America, except southeast. West into plains states and provinces. Scattered west of Rockies.
Woodland openings, edges, streamsides.
March-July, first brood. In south, there is a second brood in September.
Adults take nectar.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on grasses.
1.larva in grass shelter 2.larva
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.