Umber Skipper
( Poanes melane )


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IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Poanes melane
(W. H. Edwards, 1869)
Common Name:Umber Skipper
Life Stage:A

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Hesperiidae
Subfamily:Hesperiinae
Subpecies:Poanes melane melane (W. H. Edwards, 1869) & Poanes melane vitellina (Herrich-Sch?ffer, 1869)
Taxon Code:LEP00565
ITIS TSN#:706639

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Bishop O'Dowd HS, Bishop O'Dowd HS, 9500 Stearns Ave, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100119

RECOGNITION
Umber brown, yellowish spots on forewing, hindwing has broad yellowish band.
Wingspan
32-35 mm

BIOLOGY
Flight Period
Two or more flights, typically: March-May, September-October
Ecosystem
Varied: desert foothills, oak woodlands
Range
California, west of Sierras, southern Arizona (rare), into Baja California, highlands of Mexico, Central America.

HABITAT
Varied: desert foothills, oak woodlands

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • BugGuide [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#706639


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