Atrytonopsis hianna – Dusted Skipper

Caterpillar foods:  Little Bluestem and Big Bluestem;   live in leaf nests;  late instar caterpillars hibernate at base of plant (BAMONA)

Not a common butterfly in Wisconsin – mostly found in the western half of the state.  (Wisconsin Butterflies)

Dusted Skippers have a white ‘eyebrow’, which distinguishes it from the Common Roadside Skipper.   (Wisconsin Butterflies)


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