Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Concord, North Carolina
Fearrington, North Carolina
|By lwhalliday |
|Positive ||melody ||On Sep 10, 2006, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:
Sometimes confused with moths, Skippers are an ancient form of butterfly.
The Broad-winged Skipper likes tall grasses and wetlands. The adults feed on nectar and the caterpillars eat grass and weeds.
They have a habit of resting with their hind wings horizontal and their fore wings held at an angle, making them look like tiny little fighter jets.
|Positive ||iris28 ||On Sep 21, 2008, iris28 from (dana)Owensboro, KY
(Zone 6a) wrote:
these are so cute ive been seeing at least 3 to a flower on my coneflowers . i love going out in the morning and seeing them
|Positive ||themikesmom ||On Nov 1, 2012, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:
We enjoy seeing these, we did not know that they are an ancient form of butterfly. They are really interesting.
Timer: 13.76 jiffies (0.13759303092957).