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Delaware Skipper - Anatrytone logan



 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
 Class: Insecta
 Order: Lepidoptera
 Family: Hesperiidae
 Genus: Anatrytone


Delaware Skipper

The Delaware skipper has a wingspan of 1-1.5 inches. The uppersides of its wings are a bright yellowish-orange and have a dark brown to black border with black veins. The undersides of its wings are a solid yellowish-orange. It has an orange fringe on the edge of its wings. The border on the female's wings is thicker than the border on the male's wings and the veins are darker.


In North America, the Delaware skipper is found from southern Canada south to Arizona, Texas, and Florida. It is also found in Mexico and Central America. The Delaware skipper is found in New Hampshire.


The Delaware skipper is often found in moist areas like marshes, prairies, bogs, open woods, fields, gardens, and yards.


Delaware SkipperThe Delaware skipper caterpillar eats a variety of grasses, including switchgrass, bluestem, and wooly beardgrass. The adult Delaware skipper eats nectar from pink, purple, and white flowers including milkweeds, morning glories, clovers, buttonbush, thistles, and pickerelweed.


The female lays single eggs on the leaves of a host plant. In the northern parts of its range, the Delaware skipper has one brood a year between July and August. In the southern parts of its range, it has two broods between May and September.