Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus)
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Skippers | Lepidopterans
Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus)

General: Meridian Duskywings (Erynnis meridianus) have black wings with small white spots on the forewings. The hindwings are black, bordered with a pale edge.

Taxonomy: Family: Skippers (Hesperiidae); Subfamily: Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae)

Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus)

Wing span: to almost 2 inches.

Hosts: Caterpillars feed on oaks.

Habitat: Open oak woodlands in the foothills.

Comments: Las Vegas is nearly the northern edge of the range of this species.

Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus) Meridian Duskywing; notice the three elongate white dots near the tip of the forewing.
Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus) Meridian Duskywing
Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus) Meridian Duskywing showing clearly the white spots on the wing.
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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