Attributes of Poanes aaroni

Aaron's Skipper
Poanes aaroni (Skinner, 1890)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is bright orange with wide black borders; male has a faint narrow stigma on the forewing. Underside of hindwing is orange-tan with a pale streak in the center from the base to the outer margin.
Wing Span: 1 5/16 - 1 11/16 inches (3.3 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Two broods from May-September in the north; probably several broods from April-October in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Possibly smooth cordgrass (Spartina alternifolia var. glabra).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including pickerelweed, salt marsh fleabane, and coreopsis.
Habitat: Coastal salt marshes.
Range: Patchy distribution along the Atlantic coast from New Jersey south to south peninsular Florida.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 08, 2014 Chip Krilowicz Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States June 22, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 Allen Belden James City County, Virginia, United States June 03, 2014 Details
June 05, 2012 Chip Krilowicz Cape May County, New Jersey, United States February 08, 2014 Details
July 29, 2012 BAMONA Northampton County, Virginia, United States February 04, 2014 Details
August 25, 2012 richardhsmith (Jim Brighton) Queen Annes County, Maryland, United States January 21, 2014 Details
April 29, 2011 rseidler Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States October 08, 2011 Details
October 19, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 07, 2009 Details
October 19, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 07, 2009 Details
October 19, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 07, 2009 Details
April 16, 2009 legacy.reporter (Pierre Howard) Georgia, United States, Ware County July 06, 2009 Details
September 25, 2004 legacy.reporter (Dennis M. Forsythe) Jasper County, South Carolina, United States July 25, 2008 Details
May 26, 1992 legacy.reporter (Richard W. Boscoe) Jasper County, South Carolina, United States July 25, 2008 Details
June 09, 2006 legacy.reporter (David Amadio) Kent County, Maryland, United States January 17, 2008 Details
October 03, 2007 legacy.reporter (Ro Wauer) Chambers County, Texas, United States October 30, 2007 Details
July 17, 2003 legacy.reporter (Linda & Buck Cooper) Indian River County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ocean County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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