Hesperia juba

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Hesperia juba, the Juba skipper, Yuba skipper, or jagged-border skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in North America from British Columbia, south to southern California, east to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and north-western New Mexico.

Hesperia juba
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Hesperia
Species:
H. juba
Binomial name
Hesperia juba
(Scudder, 1872)
Synonyms
  • Pamphila juba Scudder, 1872
  • Hesperia nevada Garth, 1934

The wingspan is 32–42 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing from May to June and again from August to September.

The larvae feed on Deschampsia elongata, Stipa, Bromus rubens, and Poa pratensis. Adults feed on flower nectar from various flowers, including rabbitbrush.

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