Attributes of Oarisma garita

Garita Skipperling
Oarisma garita (Reakirt, 1866)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside ranges from orange to black. Underside of forewing is orange; hindwing is light brown with orange on the inner edge.
Wing Span: 3/4 - 1 3/16 inches (1.9 - 3 cm).
Life History: Adults are weak fliers. To find receptive females, males patrol all day in grassy areas. Females lay eggs singly on grass stems or blades. Fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood from June-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses including bluegrass (Poa pratensis) and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Short-grass prairie knolls, swales, limestone openings, open woodland, mountain meadows.
Range: High plains from central Alberta east to southern Manitoba, south through the Rocky Mountain region to northern Mexico. Strays east to central Ontario.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 11, 2012 Oldwarrior Teller County, Colorado, United States February 24, 2013 Details
July 08, 1993 legacy.reporter (Kevin Davenport) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 plex1ppus Kootenai County, Idaho, United States July 08, 2012 Details
June 07, 1994 legacy.reporter (Jim P. Brock) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 09, 1976 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 01, 1980 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 11, 2009 RaisingButterflies.org Utah County, Utah, United States November 29, 2011 Details
June 16, 2011 cpcdolan Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States July 15, 2011 Details
June 14, 2009 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Spokane County, Washington, United States March 11, 2011 Details
June 07, 2009 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Spokane County, Washington, United States February 16, 2011 Details
August 02, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 03, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 08, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 08, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 04, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 11, 1995 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 08, 1974 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 20, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 27, 2008 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Garfield County, Montana, United States March 13, 2009 Details
June 15, 1999 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Wibaux County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 22, 1999 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Petroleum County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 22, 2004 legacy.reporter (Byron Weber) Sheridan County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 23, 2004 legacy.reporter (Byron Weber) Valley County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 24, 2004 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) McCone County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 25, 2004 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Dawson County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 23, 2006 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Powder River County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 27, 2006 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Roosevelt County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 28, 2006 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Daniels County, Montana, United States January 23, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter McKinley County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cibola County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Catron County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grant County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Socorro County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Otero County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Torrance County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mora County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Taos County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Colfax County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Union County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details