TAWNY-EDGED SKIPPER

Polites themistocles

Common and expected to occur throughout both Alabama and Mississippi.   A small, dull skipper with tawny orange along the leading edge of the forewing both above and below.  Sometimes has a pale spotband on the lower surface of the hindwing.  Males have a thick black stigma.  Female brown above with pale spots on the forewing.  Similar species:  Crossline Skipper

Adult - ventral

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Adult - ventral


Adult female - dorsal

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