Mulberry Wing

Poanes massasoit
Poanes massasoit
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Poanes massasoit, the mulberry wing, is a skipper butterfly found in North America.

Mulberry Wing

Poanes massasoit


garden pest
crop pest

Scientific classification

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

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It is found on the East Coast of the United States, in a few states south and southwest of the Great Lakes, and in southern Ontario and Quebec. Wingspan is 22–29 mm.

Host plants

Larva feed on narrow-leafed sedges (Carex stricta) and possibly C. aquatilis, Poaceae, and Cyperaceae sp.

Host plants