Polites themistocles, Tawny-edged Skipper
This diminutive skipper, just under 1”-wide, can be found throughout the US and into Canada. It will nectar on several native and naturalized plants, many that are cultivated and attractive to multiple butterflies. If you wish to feed the Tawny-edged Skipper, you might start with the perennials Echinacea and Trifolium as a way to get started while waiting for a shrub to reach flowering stage.

Tawny-edged Skipper will nectar on:
Cichorium intybus
*Echinacea purpurea
Medicago sativa
Trifolium pratense

*Native in most eastern states.
All of the other plants are either native or naturalized in every state.
Tawny-edged Skipper Host plants are grasses – the US Forest mentions that the host plants are “short turf grass.” Poa is mentioned most often – Poa pratensis and P. trivialis are both short turf grasses. Other short turf grasses are Festuca rubra, Festuca ovina, Festuca arundinacea, Lolium perenne, and Lolium multiflorum.
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Polites themistocles
Polites themistocles nectaring on buddleja poss pd