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Species Ancyloxypha numitor - Least Skipper - Hodges#4004

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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 Thymelicini
Genus Ancyloxypha
Species numitor (Least Skipper - Hodges#4004)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Least Skipperling
Explanation of Names
Ancyloxypha numitor (Fabricius, 1793)
Wingspan: 22-29mm (USGS Internet Page)
e NA to MT - Map (MPG)(1)
Wet areas such as marshes or slow streams. (1)
Caterpillars: various grasses ((1) and USGS site). Adults: flower nectar from low plants (USGS site).
Print References
Eastern Butterflies (1)
Works Cited
1.A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides)
Paul A. Opler, Vichai Malikul, Roger Tory Peterson. 1992. Houghton Mifflin Company.