Tawny-edged Skipper

Polites themistocles

Genus Polites
Subfamily Grass Skippers
Family Skippers
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Occurrence   Statewide (except Nantucket?) - resident
Abundance Fairly common
Flight Period Mid-May to early September
Notes Like Peck's, usually between broods for several weeks in July
Overwintering Pupa
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Tawny-edged Skipper

Photo by Tom Murray - 6/10/2004
Harvard

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Tawny-edged Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/14/2006
Amherst
Female

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Tawny-edged Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/10/2005
Amherst
Female

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Tawny-edged Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 8/16/2007
Montauk Point, NY
Male

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Tawny-edged Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 8/8/2007
Amherst
Mating

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