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Garita Skipperling (Oarisma garita)

  • BND: Garita Skipperling; Oarisma garita (Reakirt, 1866)
  • BNA: Garita Skipperling; Oarisma garita
  • Habitat: Open mixed-grass prairie; likes legume and composite flowers
  • Larval food: Native prairie grasses, incl. Stipa, Poa, Bouteloua
  • Adult flight: One brood, late May through June
  • References: Royer 29, Ferris & Brown 137, Scott 431
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