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Peck's Skipper

Polites peckius


Both sexes have dark brown and yellowish-orange markings. Ventrally, both sexes have a large straw-coloured patch in the middle of the hindwing. Female is darker with no stigma. Underside of the hindwing of both sexes has a patch of large yellow spots in the center surrounded by dark brown.


Spotted on wildflowers at Garvan Woodland Gardens.


Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including red clover, purple vetch, thistles, selfheal, New York ironweed, blue vervain, common milkweed, swamp milkweed, dogbane, and New Jersey tea.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.43, Long: -93.06

Spotted on Sep 2, 2018
Submitted on Oct 13, 2018

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