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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Roadside Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)

  • BND: Roadside Skipper; Amblyscirtes vialis (W. H. Edwards, 1862)
  • BNA: Common Roadside-Skipper; Amblyscirtes vialis
  • Habitat: Woodland roadsides, glens; fond of Apocynum blooms
  • Larval food: Grasses, incl. Poa, Avena, Agrostis
  • Adult flight: One brood, May and early June
  • References: Royer 54, Opler & Krizek 258, Scott 463
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