Poanes viator

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Broad-winged skipper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Poanes
Species: P. viator
Binomial name
Poanes viator
(W.H. Edwards, 1865)
  • P. v. viator
  • P. v. zizaniae

Poanes viator, the broad-winged skipper, is a skipper butterfly found in North America.


It ranges from Texas to Florida and along the east coast to Massachusetts and west to southern Quebec and Ontario to the Dakotas.[1]

Host plants[edit]

Larva feed on Carex sp. and Phragmites australis.[2]


  1. ^ Jim P. Brock and Kenn Kaufman (2003). Butterflies of North America. Houghton Mifflin, New York, NY. ISBN 0618153128
  2. ^ Poanes, funet.fi

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