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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)


  • BND: Tawny-edged Skipper; Polites themistocles (Latreille, [1824])
  • BNA: Tawny-edged Skipper; Polites themistocles
  • NDC: POTH
  • Habitat: Meadows and road ditches, esp. on alfalfa blooms
  • Larval food: Grasses, including Poa, Panicum
  • Adult flight: One brood, mid-June into July
  • References: Royer 38, Opler & Krizek 234, Scott 445
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