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Polites themistocles, Tawny-edged Skipper

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Freshly emerged adult

Freshly emerged adult

Description: ventral side olive brown with orange on the forewing. Above, dark brown with orange markings (male with a thick black stigma). This is a smaller species with wingspan around an inch


Habitat and Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the United States. David Fine found a single specimen in the Keys in the month of April in Key Largo. They are found in weedy fields, roadsides, wooded areas and roadsides


Host Plant: grasses


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