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Tawny-Edged Skipper - Polites themistocles - male

Tawny-Edged Skipper - Polites themistocles - Male
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
September 14, 2010
I believe this is a crossline skipper based on the low contrast between the hindwing and forewing color below. All of the tawny-edged skippers I've seen show a very strong contrast between the hindwing and forewing colors below. I'd appreciate an expert opinion before moving to the appropriate guide page. Thanks.

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Tawny-Edged Skipper - Polites themistocles - male Tawny-Edged Skipper - Polites themistocles - male

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I'd have to say Tawny-edged as well based on the lack of pattern on the underside of the hindwing and the stigma that is parallel to the outer half of the forewing.

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