Cobweb Skipper

Hesperia metea

Genus Hesperia
Subfamily Grass Skippers
Family Skippers
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Occurrence   Statewide (except Nantucket?) - resident
Abundance Fairly common
Flight Period Early May to mid-June
Notes Inhabits just about the least hospitable-looking habitat in MA
Overwintering Larva
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Cobweb Skipper - Hesperia metea

Cobweb Skipper

Photo by Tom Murray - 5/28/2002
Rumney, NH

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Cobweb Skipper - Hesperia metea

Cobweb Skipper

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 5/31/2003
Foxboro

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Cobweb Skipper - Hesperia metea

Cobweb Skipper

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 5/31/2003
Foxboro

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Cobweb Skipper - Hesperia metea

Cobweb Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 5/20/2006
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth
Female

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Cobweb Skipper - Hesperia metea

Cobweb Skipper

Photo by Tom Murray - 5/26/2007
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth

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