Polites (butterfly)

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Male Tawny-edged Skipper, Megan McCarty68.jpg
Tawny-edged skipper (Polites themistocles), male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Genus: Polites
Scudder, 1872

Hedone (Scudder, 1872)
Limochores (Scudder, 1872)
Poanopsis (Godman, 1900)
Pyrrhosidia (Scudder, 1874)
Yvretta (Hemming, 1935)

Polites is a genus of North American butterflies of the Hesperiidae family (skippers), subfamily Hesperiinae (grass skippers).


Listed alphabetically within groups:[1]

The themistocles species group:

The origenes species group:

The rhesus species group:

The vibex species group:

Unnamed species group:


  1. ^ Polites, funet.fi

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