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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)

  • BND: Ottoe Skipper; Hesperia ottoe W. H. Edwards, 1866
  • BNA: Ottoe Skipper; Hesperia ottoe
  • Habitat: Ungrazed or lightly grazed native prairie hilltops, often found perched on Echinacea blooms
  • Larval food: Andropogon spp.; also reported are Bouteloua, Stipa, Poa
  • Adult flight: One brood, mid-June to early July
  • References: Royer 33, Ferris & Brown 128, Scott 437
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