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Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)

  • BND: Peck's Skipper; Polites peckius (W. Kirby, 1837)
  • BNA: Peck's Skipper; Polites peckius
  • Habitat: Meadows with higher humidity, esp. on clover or alfalfa blooms
  • Larval food: Cutgrass (Leersia oryzoides), probably also Poa
  • Adult flight: One brood, mid-June into July
  • References: Royer 37, Opler & Krizek 232, Scott 444
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