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Species Atrytonopsis hianna - Dusted Skipper - Hodges#4080

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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 Atrytonopsis
Species hianna (Dusted Skipper - Hodges#4080)
Hodges Number
4080
Food
Caterpillars eat leaves of Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii). They live in nests of silked-together leaves. Fully-grown caterpillars hibernate and pupate in a sealed nest at the base of host plant.BAMONA
Internet References
pinned adult images plus info and US range map (Nearctica.com)
pinned adult image plus info and Canadian range map (CBIF)