Attributes of Ochlodes sylvanoides

Woodland Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is orange with toothed brown borders. Forewing has a black stigma (male) or a black diagonal band (female). Hindwing has a large reddish patch. Underside varies from yellow to reddish to brown; hindwing varies from unmarked to having a distinct band of cream to yellow spots.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.5 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Males perch on ridges in California and in gullies in Colorado to await females. First-stage caterpillars hibernate, complete their feeding the next spring, diapause in the summer as fully-grown caterpillars, then pupate and emerge as adults in the fall.
Flight: One brood from late July-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses including Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), canary grass (Phalaris), wildrye (Elymus), and wheatgrass (Agropyron).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Grassy areas in chaparral, sagebrush, woodland, gardens, and small streams.
Range: Very common. British Columbia south to southern California; east to Montana, Colorado, and Arizona.
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
October 11, 2016 wimvdam Santa Barbara County, California, United States October 12, 2016 Details
October 05, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States October 06, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 caher001 Spokane County, Washington, United States October 03, 2016 Details
August 21, 2015 caher001 Latah County, Idaho, United States September 20, 2016 Details
October 10, 2015 Tatertot2547 Canyon County, Idaho, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 14, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States September 15, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 treichard San Diego County, California, United States September 15, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 Nick Moore Boulder County, Colorado, United States September 12, 2016 Details
August 12, 2016 Christian.Nunes Boulder County, Colorado, United States September 10, 2016 Details
August 18, 2016 jetboulder@aol.com Boulder County, Colorado, United States September 10, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States September 06, 2016 Details
August 31, 2016 Linda Fink Yamhill County, Oregon, United States September 06, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 jeliza Curry County, Oregon, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 08, 2016 MAKI Mariposa County, California, United States September 04, 2016 Details
August 22, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States September 01, 2016 Details
August 24, 2016 WGheatherln Thurston County, Washington, United States August 26, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 lexicos King County, Washington, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 04, 2016 Sue Orlowski Whitman County, Washington, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States August 18, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 hiker96 Thurston County, Washington, United States August 18, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 hiker96 Thurston County, Washington, United States August 18, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States August 14, 2016 Details
July 14, 2016 wimvdam Santa Barbara County, California, United States August 12, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 Bdog San Diego County, California, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 neilds37 Clallam County, Washington, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 MAKI Washoe County, Nevada, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 PONYRCR Los Angeles County, California, United States July 12, 2016 Details
August 31, 2014 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States July 04, 2016 Details
August 24, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada May 13, 2016 Details
August 24, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
August 24, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
August 27, 2012 dolphyn13 Santa Clara County, California, United States January 30, 2016 Details
July 07, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States January 05, 2016 Details
July 25, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States January 05, 2016 Details
August 07, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States January 05, 2016 Details
July 11, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States January 05, 2016 Details
September 05, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 30, 2015 Details
September 27, 2014 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 25, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 Paul Prappas Okanogan County, Washington, United States December 21, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 rebeccafm Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 13, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada October 19, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada October 19, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada October 19, 2015 Details
August 12, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada October 19, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States September 24, 2015 Details
August 17, 2015 PDunwiddie Okanogan County, Washington, United States September 24, 2015 Details
August 26, 2015 Nancy Asquith Santa Clara County, California, United States September 02, 2015 Details
August 29, 2015 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States August 30, 2015 Details