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Long Dash Skipper

Polites mystic
Photo by Jeffrey Pippen

Habitat: The Long Dash Skipper can be found throughout central and southern Alberta in grassy areas from June to July.

Description: Predominately orange and brown the Long Dash Skipper can be identified by the small yellow patch located on the hind wing.

Size: 20-30 mm

Diet: Both male and females love legume flowers.

Fun Facts: This kind of Skipper has adjusted very well to habitat disturbance and agriculture.  It can even be found in cities.

Source:

Acorn, John. Butterflies of Alberta. Edmonton: Lone Pine Publishing, 1993. Print

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