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Dakota Skipper

Hesperia dacotae


Small sized North American butterfly. Wingspan of approximately 3cm. Antennae form a hook. Male’s wings are tawny-orange to brown on the forewings with a prominent mark and dusty yellow on the lower part of the wing.


Native and mature prairies.


Dakota Skipper butterfly is on the Candidate list for the Endangered Species Act.

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Hi Kathleen,
If this happens, would it be possible to have a copy of the publication ?
Kind regards

Hi Kathleen,

Sure! That's quite a thrill!
As long as my work gets the credit. Just let me know if you need any more information.

Hi there,

I'm wondering if you'd be willing to publish a picture of the Dakota skipper in a wildlife publication I am working with that deals with proactive conservation for unlisted wildlife species who are in decline. We do not have a budget for pictures but would of course credit your work. If you are interested please let me know.


Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 7 years ago

Thank you, Leuba.
So far, it is on IUCN vulnerable list, but recent decrease in its population and range show it is really endangered!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Lovely ! -very different to the skippers here. Thanks for sharing this. It's a pity it's on the endangered list.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Spotted on Jul 1, 2013
Submitted on Jul 16, 2013

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