Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
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Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
Male Northern White-Skipper showing dark chevrons on top of wings and arch (arrow).

General: Northern White-Skippers (Heliopetes ericetorum) have white wings with dark scallops along the trailing edge of the fore- and hindwings. The underside of the wings are white with light-tan marks. Males are mostly white, but females have darker marks on the wing edges and the base of the wings is black. Note the arch on the leading edge of the forewing.

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

Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
Male Northern White-Skipper showing light tan marks on the underside of wings.

Wing span: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches.

Hosts: Caterpillars feed on mallows, including Desert Globemallow.

Habitat: Open woodlands, desert mountains, arid land, dry washes.

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Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)

Six male Northern White-Skippers drinking at Mormon Well on the Desert National Wildlife Range (Clark County, Nevada; 22 May 2007).

Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum) Northern White-Skipper
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Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum) Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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