Grass Skippers: Least Skipper
Ancyloxpha numitor

Least Skipper Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from .88" - 1.13"
Habitat: Grassy stream edges, wet meadows
Occurrence Level: Common
Flight Period: Late May to early October
Larval Host Plant: Bluegrass, rice cutgrass, other grasses

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Least Skipper
Howard County, MD. July 12, 2012

One of Maryland's smallest butterflies. They have a weak flight pattern but can really "move" through tall grass and vegetation!

Least Skipper
Howard County, MD. May 20, 2012

A size perspective.

Least Skipper
Kent County, MD. August 24, 2013

Mated pair.

Least Skipper
Washington County, MD. July 20, 2014

Upperside view of the Least Skipper.