''Polites origenes'', the crossline skipper, is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found in the eastern United States, excepting Florida, southern Ontario, and Quebec.
The wingspan is 23–30 mm. There is one generation in Canada from late June into mid-August, with two in the U.S. The larvae feed on grasses, including redtop grass and little bluestem . Adults feed on flower nectar.