Broad-winged Skipper

Poanes viator

Genus Poanes
Subfamily Grass Skippers
Family Skippers
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Occurrence   Statewide? - resident
Abundance Fairly common to common; maximum 68
Flight Period July 8 - August 30 (mainly mid-July to mid-August)
Notes Usually very closely associated with Common Reed
Overwintering Maybe Larva underwater
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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/5/2002
Hawthorn Pond, Marblehead

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/5/2002
Hawthorn Pond, Marblehead
Female

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Joe Adams - 8/1/2003
Winthrop

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Dave Small - 7/26/1999
Quabbin Reservoir

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Dave Small
Quabbin Reservoir

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/9/2005
Bolton Flats, Bolton
Male

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Joe Adams - 8/1/2003
Winthrop

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 8/11/2007
Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY
Female

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 8/11/2007
Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY
Female

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Broad-winged Skipper

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 7/29/2004
Pittsfield

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