Grass Skippers: Dotted Skipper Hesperia attalus
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1.38" - 1.63"|
|Habitat:||Pine barrens, short-grass prairies|
|Occurrence Level:||Rare stray|
|Flight Period:||June to September|
|Larval Host Plant:||Little bluestem, weeping lovegrass|
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The Dotted Skipper is a rare stray in Maryland with only one recorded sighting in Charles County. This photo is a female Dotted Skipper. The females are browner and the contrast of white spots on the underside is more pronounced.