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Hesperia sassacus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Hesperia sassacus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Tribe  Hesperiini
Rank  Species
Hesperia sassacus
Similar  Hesperia metea, Polites mystic, Amblyscirtes hegon, Euphyes conspicua, Hesperia leonardus

Hesperia sassacus, the Indian skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family.

It is found from northeastern U.S., and in Canada in southwestern New Brunswick and in a broad band from the Eastern Townships of Quebec through to southern Manitoba.

The wingspan is 25–30 mm. The flight period is late May to early July.

The larvae feed on nodding fescue (Festuca obtusa), poverty grass (Danthonia spicata), and panic grass (Panicum), Bouteloua, Andropogon, Aristida, and Poaceae species.


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