Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)

Widespread, common, and highly variable across western North America. Caterpillar host plants are reported as "grasses" in field guides, and this species is single brooded appearing in summer and flying into fall, depending upon location.
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
15 July 2013
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
15 July 2013

Woodland Skipper Woodland Skipper
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Westport Light S.P., Grays Harbor Co., WA
8 Aug 2004
#1349
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Hwy 706 1/4 mi W of Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier
9 Aug 2004
#1608

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides), male
Reared by Todd Stout from Wasatch Race Park
11 May 2005
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides), male
Reared by Todd Stout from Wasatch Race Park
11 May 2005

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skippers show extreme variability in underhindwing patterns.
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Chews Ridge, Monterey Co., CA
9 July 2007
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Chews Ridge, Monterey Co., CA
9 July 2007

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Lopez Canyon, San Luis Obispo Co., CA
8 July 2007
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Lopez Canyon, San Luis Obispo Co., CA
8 July 2007

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Lopez Canyon, San Luis Obispo Co., CA
8 July 2007
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Lopez Canyon, San Luis Obispo Co., CA
8 July 2007

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Lopez Canyon, San Luis Obispo Co., CA
8 July 2007

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
1 Sep 2013
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
1 Sep 2013

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
1 Sep 2013
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
1 Sep 2013

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Males have a bold, cigar-shaped, black stigma near the base of the forewing.
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Females show a muted black patch (in place of the stigma) near the base of the forewing.
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
1 Sep 2013
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
1 Sep 2013

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Davis Creek, Missoula Co., MT
7 Aug 2014

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
With deformed hindwing
Davis Creek, Missoula Co., MT
7 Aug 2014
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Condon north of Seeley Lake, Missoula Co., MT
27 July 2014

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
2 Aug 2014
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
5 Aug 2014

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Near Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
25 Aug 2014
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Davis Creek, Missoula Co., MT
24 Sep 2014

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
1 Sep 2014

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
20 Sep 2014

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
MPG Ranch Education Garden, Missoula Co., MT
3 Oct 2014
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Davis Creek, Missoula Co., MT
1 July 2015

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Davis Creek, Missoula Co., MT
1 July 2015
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Rattlesnake Rec Area, Missoula Co., MT
9 July 2015

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013

Nectaring on Rabbitbrush


Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
4 Sep 2013

Nectaring on thistle


Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Below Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
8 Sep 2014

Nectaring on gray rabbitbrush



Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) caterpillar
Big Springs Hollow, Utah Co., UT
18 June 2005

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) pupal case -- reared by Todd Stout in Utah & given to me.


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