Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Arctic Skipper

 Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon).  Small boreal skipper with only one brood in late spring-early summer.  Distinctive pattern, unlike any simililar species in range.  

Arctic Skipper link

Grasses are foodplant and nectars on available flowers, which in Maine this time of year are limited.

Range of Arctic Skipper

Often seen in the "jet plane" pose!

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