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Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)

Description: A medium sized dark brown skipper. Males are essentially unmarked but are often covered with bronzy scales, especially around the head; females have series of small white spots on the forewing and often a crescent of very pale spots on the hindwing beneath. Wingspan: 23 to 27 mm.

Maritime Distribution: Throughout Maritimes. For Atlas results click here.

Provincial Ranks: NB: S5. NS: S5. PEI: S4.

Flight Period: Mid June to early August.

Host Plant: Sedges including Carex lacustris and C. gracillima and likely grasses (Poaceae).

Notes: Dun Skipper is commonly found a variety of habitats, including wetlands and along wood roads. They frequently visit flowers.