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Close-up photo of adult Garita Skipperling buttefly

Izzee Rd Meadow, Grant Co, June 29


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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