Amblyscirtes carolina

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Amblyscirtes carolina
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Tribe: Moncini
Genus: Amblyscirtes
Species: A. carolina
Binomial name
Amblyscirtes carolina
(Skinner, 1892)
Synonyms
  • Pamphila carolina Skinner, 1892

Amblyscirtes carolina (the Carolina roadside skipper) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from south-eastern Virginia, south to South Carolina, west to northern Mississippi. There are disjunct populations in Delaware, southern Illinois and northwest Arkansas.

The wingspan is 29–37 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September. There are three generations per year.

The larvae probably feed on Arundinaria tecta. Adults feed on flower nectar of sweet pepperbush, swamp milkweed, cinquefoil, wild strawberry, blackberry and ironweed.

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