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Erichson's White-Skipper (Heliopetes domicella)
Erichson's white-skipper with open wings
DESCRIPTION: WS=1.1 - 1.4" (26-34 mm). Upper surface gray near body with broad, white median band on both wings. Outer areas of wings are brown with white spots and the fringes are checkered. Lower surface whitish with dark forewing patch.
Family Hesperiidae, Subfamily Pyrginae.
NATURAL HISTORY: Adults fly all year, especially in spring and fall. Larvae feed on mallows.
Erichson's white-skipper with closed wings

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