Oregon State Arthropod Collection #0001010815 - male

Thank you to Dana Ross and Paul Hammond, volunteers at OSAC!

Garita

Skipperling

Oarisma garita

Size: Up to 1 inch wingspan

Key ID features: Small and triangular. Above, dark brown with brassy sheen, and veins that look darker than wings.  Below lighter orange-brown, veins lighter than ground color.

Similar species: No other similar species in Oregon.

Host plant: Grass and sedge species.

Habitat: Montane mid-elevation grasslands, moist pastures, weedy marshes and fields. 

Range:  Grassy areas north and west of Wallowa Mtns.

Season: Early June to early August

Abundance: Uncommon 

 

Conservation Status: Secure 

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