Two of the wings of the Yehl are held upward and the other two are held out sideways. This wing position creates a unique resting profile compared to moths and butterflies. This particular Skipper is not often seen as its habitat is marshy wetlands that are not usually inhabited by people. What is feeds on is unknown, but it does have a larger range than many of its close relatives. Like others in the Poanes genus, a dark brown border surrounds the wings. The interior is filled with an orange patch, and smaller orange bars lay near the wing tips. Males have more orange coloring by the head compared to females, but females are slightly paler in hue. Both are small and good fliers.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Prince Edward Is.
Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.