Attributes of Poanes massasoit

Mulberry Wing
Poanes massasoit (Scudder, 1864)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are dark brown to black, relatively short and rounded. Upperside has small (male) or larger (female) yellow spots. Underside of hindwing has a large irregular yellow patch; rare individuals are rust colored and have no patch.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 7/16 inches (2.9 - 3.7 cm).
Life History: Males patrol with a low, weak, meandering flight through marshes in search for receptive females.
Flight: One brood from late June to mid-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Uptight sedge (Carex stricta), and possibly others.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Freshwater marshes or bogs.
Range: New York and Massachusetts west across the Great Lakes states to southern Minnesota and North Dakota. A coastal population ranges from southern New Hampshire south to Maryland.
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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July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 23, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 20, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 20, 2015 Details
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August 04, 2014 lumpydave84 Suffolk County, New York, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 21, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 02, 2012 tjantscher Anoka County, Minnesota, United States January 09, 2013 Details
June 30, 2011 Troy Shively Logan County, Ohio, United States February 21, 2012 Details
July 15, 1999 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 1992 legacy.reporter (Tom Dodd) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1999 legacy.reporter (Tom Dodd+Brian Cassie) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 1992 legacy.reporter (Tom Tyning #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1994 legacy.reporter (Tom Tyning #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 16, 1995 legacy.reporter (C.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 14, 1996 legacy.reporter (Tom Tyning #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 24, 1999 legacy.reporter (ZNC CENTRAL BERKSHIRE) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 14, 1999 legacy.reporter (N.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1993 legacy.reporter (R Laubach et al) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 16, 1994 legacy.reporter (Rene Laubach #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 1995 legacy.reporter (S.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 19, 1997 legacy.reporter (R Laubach et al) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 18, 1998 legacy.reporter (R. Laubach et al) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1999 legacy.reporter (S.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 28, 1992 legacy.reporter (Robert McGrath) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 06, 1992 legacy.reporter (Brian Cassie ) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 20, 1992 legacy.reporter (Donna Lang et al) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1993 legacy.reporter (Brian Cassie) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 20, 1993 legacy.reporter (Lyn Lovell) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Richard Hildreth) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 20, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 22, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 28, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 30, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 01, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 02, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
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August 06, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 13, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 11, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 12, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 27, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 19, 1995 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 21, 1995 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 23, 1995 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 26, 1995 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details