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Close-up photo of live Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestres) ventral view

Coburg Ridge, Lane Co, July 3 - male


Euphyes vestris

Size: Up to 1.4 inch wingspan

Key ID features:  Medium gray-brown above and below, can have orange iridescence when fresh.  Male with dark brown stigmata on FW, female with vague small white spots on both wings, above and below.

Similar species: No other Oregon skipper is this shade of brown and relatively unmarked.

Host plant: Sedges (Carex).

Habitat: Moist areas including roadsides, meadows, riparian areas, seeps. 

Range:  West of the Cascade Range crest.

Season: Late May to early September

Abundance: Common


Conservation Status: Secure

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