Indian Skipper

Hesperia sassacus

Genus Hesperia
Subfamily Grass Skippers
Family Skippers
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Indian Skipper

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Occurrence   Statewide (except Nantucket?) - resident
Abundance Fairly common
Flight Period Late May to late June
Notes Variably marked and quite easily misidentified
Overwintering Probably Pupa
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Indian Skipper - Hesperia sassacus

Indian Skipper

Photo by Bill Bouton - 5/30/2006
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth

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Indian Skipper - Hesperia sassacus

Indian Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 5/29/2008
West Springfield
Female

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Indian Skipper - Hesperia sassacus

Indian Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/4/2006
Saratoga, NY
Male

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Indian Skipper - Hesperia sassacus

Indian Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/2/2007
New Salem

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