Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 974637

Rural Skipper
Ochlodes agricola

Observation date: May 25, 2014
Submitted by: badyak
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: these were very small skippers, maybe around 3/4 inch wingspan
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 26, 2014
Coordinator notes: These are very hard to ID and if it were later in the season I would say these are Woodland Skippers (Ochlodes sylvanoides). But the date you provided is the correct flight period for Rural Skippers. Thanks for mentioning the very small size, important in determining these Ochlodes genus skipper from larger skippers in other genus's-Ken Davenport