The Tawny Edged Skipper is a butterfly from North America. This butterfly species is from the Hesperiidae family.
What Does the Tawny Edged Skipper Look Like?
The Tawny Edged Skipper is brown or dark green and their front wings have orange along the ends. The male has a stigma which is a scent pocket that attracts the female.
The top part of the female has wings that are brown and more orange than the male. The front wings have pale spots that are rectangular in shape.
Under the Tawny Edged Skipper is light brown or orangish.
The wingspan is up to 1 inch.
Where Does the Tawny Edged Skipper Live?
The Tawny Edged Skipper is found all over the United States.
The habitat of the Tawny Edged Skipper is savannas, streams, bogs, forests, grassy areas and meadows that are moist.
When is the Tawny Edged Skipper Most Active?
The Tawny Edged Skipper is most active from June to August in the North and from May to August in the East and May to November in the south.
The female Tawny Edged Skipper will lay one egg and it will be green or white. The female will find a mate by perching on grass.
What Does the Tawny Edged Skipper Eat?
The caterpillar of the Tawny Edge Skipper eats plants such as slender crabgrass, smooth meadow grass and more.
The adult Tawny Edge Skipper drinks nectar from flowers such as alfalfa, red clover, dogbane, shrubs, purple coneflower, thistles and more.
More Facts About the Tawny Edged Skipper:
- The Tawny Edged Skipper is also found in some areas of Canada such as Nova Scotia, British Columbia and more.
- The male has a stigma located on its forewing and this is a scent pocket that attracts the female.
- The male has no markings on the underside of its wings.
- The predators of the Tawny Edged Skipper are other insects, amphibians and birds.
What Did You Learn?
What is the Tawny Edged Skipper?
The Tawny Edged Skipper is a butterfly that is found in North America and some parts of Canada.
What does the Tawny Edged Skipper eat?
The caterpillar likes to eat grasses such as crabgrass and smooth meadow grasses and the adult likes to drink nectar from alfalfa, red clover, dogbane and more.
What kind of habitat does the Tawny Edged Skipper have?
The Tawny Edged Skipper likes to live in habitats that are bogs, streams, grassy areas and moist areas.
Does the Tawny Edged Skipper have a specific predator?
No. The Tawny Edged Skipper has some regular predators but no special predator.
Is the Tawny Edged Skipper poisonous?
No. The Tawny Edged Skipper has no known defense mechanisms.
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