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Rhesus Skipper (Polites rhesus)

  • BND: Rhesus Skipper; Polites rhesus (W. H. Edwards, 1878)
  • BNA: Rhesus Skipper; Polites rhesus
  • Habitat: Rare, SW in badlands, likes bare soil, bunchgrass prairie
  • Larval food: Bouteloua gracilis
  • Adult flight: One brood, May
  • References: Royer 41, Ferris & Brown 133, Scott 434
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