Taxiles Skipper

Poanes taxiles
Grass Skippers

Appearance: Above, yellow-orange with pronounced black borders. Below, male hindwing mostly yellow with brown basal and marginal patches. Female is darker both above and below.

Size: Small; less than 1 1/2 inches

Habitat: Forest clearings, valley bottoms, grassy areas near water courses

Season: Mid-June to August

Larval Foodplant: Grasses

Did You Know…
Formerly called ”golden skipper” by Pyle (1981); it is active in cloudier weather than most butterflies will tolerate.

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