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Species Poanes aaroni - Aaron's Skipper - Hodges#4062

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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 Hesperiini
Genus Poanes
Species aaroni (Aaron's Skipper - Hodges#4062)
Hodges Number
4062
Size
3.3-4.3cm wingspan
Identification
Underwing is dull olive/brown with a pale ray extending down the middle of the wing, and several light dots near the ray.
Range
Seperate populations in coastal NJ to central NC, several populations in Ga. and most of Fl. and eastern Tx.
Habitat
Coastal marshes, and freshwater wetlands. Can be found nectaring away from preferred habitat.
Season
2 broods, Feb - June, then Aug -Oct.
Food
Smooth Cordgrass, Salt Grass, Maidencane, and possibly other grasses.
Print References
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Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of the East Coast : An Observer's Guide
Rick Cech, Guy Tudor. 2005. Princeton University Press.
2.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
3.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.