Wingspan is 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 inches.
Dotted Skipper (rare)
Grassy areas, meadows, weedy fields, power line clearings, open areas
in pine savannas and roadsides.
Common in the piedmont and sandhills.
Uncommon in the coastal plain and mountains.
Adults fly from mid May until late October in two broods with a gap between
Larval Host Plants:
Grasses including Purpletop Tridens flavus, Little Bluestem Andropogon
This species can be very abundant at times! When worn, they can be challenging
to identify if not impossible.
The top photo was taken at Penny's Bend Nature Preserve in Durham Co.,
NC on May 31, 2003. The second and third photos were taken in Westchester
Co., NY on July 10, 2003. The bottom photo was taken at the Pleasant Green
Access on the Eno River in Orange Co., NC on May 30, 2004.
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