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Pawnee Skipper (Hesperia leonardus pawnee)

  • BND: Pawnee Skipper; Hesperia leonardus pawnee Dodge, 1874
  • BNA: Leonard's Skipper; Hesperia leonardus (incl. pawnee)
  • Habitat: Undisturbed, often sandy native prairies on Liatris blooms
  • Larval food: Native grasses, esp. Bouteloua; Stipa, Poa also named in literature
  • Adult flight: One brood, early August
  • References: Royer 34, Layberry et al. 55, Ferris & Brown 128, Scott 438
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