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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)

  • BND: Arctic Skipper; Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas, 1771)
  • BNA: Arctic Skipper; Carterocephalus palaemon
  • Habitat: Sunlit woodland clearings and trails; often in company with Poanes hobomok
  • Larval food: Grasses, but no specific host known for ND
  • Adult flight: One flight, late May and early June
  • References: Royer 26, Layberry et al. 46, Opler & Krizek 219, Scott 425
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