Zabulon Skipper Moves North

Male Zabulon Skipper surveys from his perch

Climate change is already having an impact on some butterfly species. A study in Massachusetts noted that many of the species with a northern distribution were declining while those with more southern distribution were increasing. One of the species on the increase in Massachusetts is the Zabulon Skipper, Poanes zabulon. In cooler climates, it is limited to only two broods, but may have more in warmer climates. In areas where the frost free…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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