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Arctic Skipper

About Arctic Skipper

The Arctic Skipper is found throughout the northern hemisphere, mainly northeast to central Europe, Canada and the United States. Its habitat is mainly temperate forest, time of flight is during daylight. In the caterpiller stage, the color is a pale yellowish brown with pink stripes. As a butterfly, the Arctic Skipper is brown in color with many yellow-orange spots on both forewings and hindwings. The male skipper is darker brown in color than the female. The female is slightly larger than the male. These skippers make short flights. In Europe, the Arctic Skipper is commonly called “checkered skipper.” The Arctic Skipper feeds on grasses.