Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
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Ronald A. Royer Division of Science Minot State University, Minot ND 58707 701-857-3209 (Personal Office) 701-857-3161 (Division Office) 701-839-6933 (FAX) firstname.lastname@example.org (Email)
Royer, Ronald A. 1996. Butterfly surveys at selected sites in North Dakota. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/insects/bflysurv/index.htm (Version 16JUL97).
New State Record -- 1996 saw the first reported occurrence of the Woodland Skipper in North Dakota. The confirmed occurence was in the Little Missouri National Grassland and its record is detailed below:
Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides (Boisduval), 1852 Habitat: Shady, moist woodlands and chaparral; in mountains to 8,500 feet. An avid flower visitor, especially at late summer asters. Larval food: Unknown, undoubtedly grasses. Adult flight: One brood, mid-July through August References: Ferris & Brown 106, Scott 450 Confirmed occurrences: one female, 20 Aug 1996 near the 400 meter point on transect S002 (vouchered; state record for North Dakota).