Crossline Skipper

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.


Crossline Skipper (1.1–1.5") Abundant: Jun to L-Jul, Sep Wet meadows, dry hillsides Swamp milkweed Purpletop grass
Crossline Skipper

May 29, 2006
River Hill High School
June Tveekrem

Crossline Skipper

June 17, 2015
Gateway
Jim Wilkinson

Crossline Skipper

July 30, 2011
Ellicott City
Bonnie Ott

Crossline Skipper

September 2, 2013
Murray Hill powerline
Linda Hunt

Crossline Skipper

Mating
September 2, 2013
Murray Hill powerline
Linda Hunt

Crossline Skipper

July 28, 2011
Long Corner (PVSP)
Robert Schaefer

Image on left (from a video) comes closest to a Crossline Skipper male, but a small one. It lacks patterning on the underside hindwing, has a thin forewing stigma, and the forewing light coloring is more yellow than deep yellow-orange.
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