Appearance: Above, male forewing orange with a broad dark border; female the same with a black streak below cell. Below, orange-yellow with light veins.
Size: Small; 1 1/8 to 1 7/16 inches
Habitat: Undisturbed tall and midgrass prairie
Season: June through July
Larval Foodplant: Big Bluestem and possibly other native grasses
Did You Know…
These skippers court and mate in overcast conditions (Opler, 1999).
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