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Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes)

  • BND: Crossline Skipper; Polites origenes (Fabricius, 1793)
  • BNA: Crossline Skipper; Polites origenes
  • Habitat: Ungrazed native prairie, Echinacea blooms
  • Larval food: Purpletop (Tridens flavus), probably Andropogon in ND
  • Adult flight: One brood, mid-June into July
  • References: Royer 39, Opler & Krizek 234, Scott 446
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