Arctic Skipper

Carterocephalus palaemon

Genus Carterocephalus
Subfamily Skipperlings
Family Skippers
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Occurrence   Primarily western MA
Abundance Very uncommon to uncommon
Flight Period Late May to mid-June
Notes Very often found at the flowers of the Wild Geranium
Overwintering Larva
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Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon

Arctic Skipper

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 7/8/2002
Pittsburg, NH

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Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon

Arctic Skipper

Photo by Tom Murray - 6/8/2004
Pittsburg, NH

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Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon

Arctic Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/17/2007
Wentworth Location, NH

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Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon

Arctic Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/2/2006
Moran Wildlife Management Area, Windsor

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Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon

Arctic Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/7/2007
Moran Wildlife Management Area, Windsor

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Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon

Arctic Skipper

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 6/13/2006
Windsor, MA

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Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon

Arctic Skipper

Photo by Gael Hurley - 5/31/2015
Windsor, MA

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Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon

Arctic Skipper

Photo by Greg Dysart - 5/23/2012
Ashburnham, MA

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