Least Skipper

Ancyloxypha numitor

Genus Ancyloxypha
Subfamily Grass Skippers
Family Skippers
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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Fairly common to abundant
Flight Period Late May to mid-October
Notes Most often seen flying within (and not above) vegetation
Overwintering Larva
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Least Skipper

Photo by Joe Adams - 8/1/2003
Winthrop

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Least Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/11/2006
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY
Courting Pair

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Least Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/12/2007
Amherst

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Least Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 8/21/2007
Amherst

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