Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Erynnis telemachus
Spread-wing Skippers

Appearance: Similar to other dark Duskywings, with upperside pale brownish-gray with dark patches and glassy spots on the forewing. Hindwing below shows two distinctive white spots near leading edge.

Size: Small; 1 1/4 to 1 5/8 inches

Habitat: Gambel Oak thickets and woodlands

Season: late Spring to early Summer

Larval Foodplant: Oaks, mainly Gambel Oak

Did You Know…
The males perch above paths, stream beds, depressions, where they await receptive females (Opler, 1999).

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