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Woodland Skipper

Ochlodes sylvanoides


The Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from British Columbia south to southern California, east to Montana, Colorado and Arizona.[2] The wingspan is 25-32 mm. The upperside is orange with toothed brown borders. The forewing of the males has a black stigma, while females have or a black diagonal band. There is a large reddish patch on the hindwings. The underside is variable in colour, ranging from yellow to reddish to brown. The hindwing varies from unmarked to having a distinct band of cream to yellow spots. Adults feed on flower nectar. The larvae feed on various Poaceae species, including Cynodon dactylon, Phalaris, Elymus and Agropyron species.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Same here :-)

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San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 5, 2013
Submitted on Oct 9, 2013

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