Crossline Skipper

Polites origenes
Polites origenes
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Polites origenes, the crossline skipper, is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is found in the eastern United States, excepting Florida, southern Ontario, and Quebec. The wingspan is 23–30 mm. There is one generation in Canada from late June into mid-August, with two in the U.S. The larvae feed on grasses, including redtop grass (Tridens flavus) and little bluestem (Andropogon scoparius). Adults feed on flower nectar.

Crossline Skipper

Polites origenes

Is Crossline 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: Polites