Northern Broken Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)

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Northern Broken Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)

These exciting small visitors are always fun to enjoy in gardens. They usually are found in open woodlands where there are many grasses which they utilize as host plants, but they also frequently will visit flower gardens for nectar. They are more commonly observed on pink, white, and purple blooms, which they seem to favor. These beautiful butterflies are chocolate brown with a yellowish-orange pattern on the wings. They are a nice addition to every garden.

Family: Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Subfamily: Grass Skipper (Hesperiinae)

Average Wingspan: 1" - 1 1/4"

Habitat: Fields, grassy areas

Similar To: Little Glassywing

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Northern Broken Dash Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Open wing - Fred Miller
Closed wing - Fred Millter

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