Attributes of Polites peckius

Peck's Skipper
Polites peckius (W. Kirby, 1837)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside of male is brown with reddish-orange patches; forewing has a sinuous stigma. Female is darker with no stigma. Underside of the hindwing of both sexes has a patch of large yellow spots in the center surrounded by dark brown.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.5 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Males perch in sunny open areas to await receptive females, and courtship takes place throughout the day. Females lay eggs singly; caterpillars eat leaves and live in leaf shelters. Caterpillars and chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: Two to three broods from May-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Rice cutgrass (Leersia oryzoides); probably bluegrass (Poa pratensis) and others.
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including red clover, purple vetch, thistles, selfheal, New York ironweed, blue vervain, common milkweed, swamp milkweed, dogbane, and New Jersey tea.
Habitat: Many open grassy habitats including meadows, prairies, lawns, marshes, landfills, roadsides, vacant lots, and power line right-of-ways.
Range: British Columbia east across southern Canada to Nova Scotia; south to northeastern Oregon, southern Colorado, northwest Arkansas, and northern Georgia.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 24, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States November 23, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 Cekeys Montgomery County, Maryland, United States October 26, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 D. Dodd Stafford County, Kansas, United States October 03, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 plex1ppus Bonner County, Idaho, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States September 11, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 Christian.Nunes Boulder County, Colorado, United States September 10, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 kmarkdaniel Hendricks County, Indiana, United States September 10, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 JimPurvis Tipton County, Indiana, United States September 10, 2016 Details
September 07, 2016 rdcpics York County, Pennsylvania, United States September 10, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 lilkriskattn Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 07, 2016 kstock Macomb County, Michigan, United States September 07, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 Anne Wills Putnam County, West Virginia, United States September 05, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 digginflowers Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States September 03, 2016 Details
September 02, 2016 Cathy Weiner New York County, New York, United States September 03, 2016 Details
August 28, 2016 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States August 29, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States August 28, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 holla for the environment Ontario, Canada August 26, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 Mapper Christian County, Illinois, United States August 23, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 S. J. Stedman (Susan E. Pirolo) Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 12, 2016 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 19, 2016 margueritehamilton Ontario, Canada August 22, 2016 Details
August 19, 2016 John429 Wayne County, Michigan, United States August 21, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 hmclin Westchester County, New York, United States August 19, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 hmclin Westchester County, New York, United States August 19, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 elegrand Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 Greg Smith Clinton County, Michigan, United States August 14, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 maryjanzen Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 Bioleaf Maine, United States August 12, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 saapple Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States August 09, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 hiker96 Queens County, New York, United States August 08, 2016 Details
August 04, 2016 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States August 05, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 Vince Moxon Du Page County, Illinois, United States August 04, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 Geoff Urwin Saskatchewan, Canada August 01, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 Geoff Urwin Saskatchewan, Canada August 01, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 cobal2913 Washington County, Ohio, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 30, 2015 desider Frederick County, Virginia, United States July 30, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 30, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 Ron Smith Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 25, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 Kzfisherman Kankakee County, Illinois, United States July 25, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 birder89 Blount County, Tennessee, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 chirpus St Lawrence County, New York, United States July 22, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 jvkopple2 Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States July 16, 2016 Details
July 07, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States July 09, 2016 Details