Aaron's Skipper
Poanes aaroni

Size:
Wingspan is 1 5/16 - 1 11/16 inches.

Similar Species:

Broad-winged Skipper
Dion Skipper

Habitat:
Brackish marshes and areas with nectar sources close to brackish marshes.

Range/Abundance:
Rare and found only near brackish marshes along the Atlantic coast.

Flight Period:
Adults fly from mid May until early October in two broods with a large gap between broods. More information is needed about the flight times.

Larval Host Plants:
Unknown.

Comments:
This is a very hard skipper to find unless you conduct a concentrated search for it.

I have found Aaron's Skipper in the Dare Bombing Range in Dare Co., NC, in the Great Dismal Swamp in southeastern VA and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern SC.

The top and second photos were taken in Dare Co., NC on September 14, 2002. The bottom photo was taken in Dare Co., NC on September 09, 2000.

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Aaron's Skipper, Poanes aaroni
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Aaron's Skipper, Poanes aaroni
Aaron's Skipper, Poanes aaroni (male)
Male above.

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