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Species Atrytonopsis loammi - Loammi Skipper - Hodges#4084

Loammi Skipper - Atrytonopsis loammi Dusted  (Loammi) Skipper - Atrytonopsis loammi Loammi Skipper - Atrytonopsis loammi
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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 Hesperiini
Genus Atrytonopsis
Species loammi (Loammi Skipper - Hodges#4084)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna).
Similar to Dusted Skipper, but with bold white chevron on ventral hindwing.
Coastal North Carolina to Florida.
Dunes, sandy grasslands, weedy fields.
Two flight periods in North Carolina: April to mid-May and mid-July-August. Three flight periods in Florida.
Seaside Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium [Andropogon] littorale) is a known host plant in North Carolina.