Pepper and Salt Skipper

Amblyscirtes hegon
Amblyscirtes hegon
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Amblyscirtes hegon, the pepper-and-salt skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found from Nova Scotia and Maine, west to southern Manitoba, south to Georgia, northern Florida and south-eastern Texas. It is mostly absent from the coastal plain. The wingspan is 25–31 mm. Adults are on wing from April to July. There is one generation per year. The larvae feed on Poa pratensis, Sorghastrum nutans, Sorghastrum secundum, and Chasmanthium latifolia. Adults feed on flower nectar, including viburnum and blackberry.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Amblyscirtes hegon

Is Pepper and Salt Skipper harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Hesperiidae
genus: Amblyscirtes