Definition of dusky wing in English:

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dusky wing


A small, dark-winged butterfly of the skipper family, found in North America.
  • Genus Erynnis, family Hesperiidae; the species are very difficult to tell apart.
Example sentences
  • The persius dusky wing prefers areas of oak forest that have been burned, leaving charred remains behind.
  • Like other dusky wings this species is often associated with oak forests and forest openings.
  • Even the dusky wings were not observed while they otherwise were randomly distributed across all other segments.

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Syllabification: dusk·y wing

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