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Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)

  • BND: Dun Skipper; Euphyes vestris (Boisduval, 1852) (= ruricola (Boisduval, 1852))
  • BNA: Dun Skipper; Euphyes vestris
  • Habitat: Pastures, Monarda stands, lower areas in prairie with Symphoricarpos
  • Larval food: Sedges, incl. various Carex spp., Cyperus esculentus
  • Adult flight: One brood, July
  • References: Royer 51, Opler & Krizek 252, Scott 456
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