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Species Erynnis martialis - Mottled Duskywing - Hodges#3954

Mottled Duskywing? - Erynnis martialis - male Skipper - Erynnis martialis - female Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis - male Duskywing - Erynnis martialis Mottled or Columbine or something else - Erynnis martialis Mottled duskywing - Erynnis martialis Erynnis martialis (Mottled Duskywing) - Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis
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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 Pyrginae (Spread-wing Skippers)
Tribe Erynnini
Genus Erynnis (Duskywings)
Species martialis (Mottled Duskywing - Hodges#3954)
Hodges Number
"Throughout the eastern U.S., reaching into Canada only in southwestern Quebec, southern Ontario, and southeastern Manitoba." (Butterflies of Canada)
Lilacs (Rhamnaceae: Ceanothus )
Males patrol hilltops for females (a common insect behavior)