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Arctic skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon


Arctic skipper
Arctic skipper

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: small
Overall Color: orange and brown
Larval Foods: grasses
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: small swept wing butterfly mostly brown with bright orange checkered pattern


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 05 Hesperiidae (skippers)
SubFamily: 06 Heteropterinae (skipperlings)
Genus: Carterocephalus
Species: palaemon

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