Santa Barbara Field Guides - Butterflies|
Wingspread 0.75-1.25 in.|
Recognition: A variable species, brown to orange to yellow above, male with FW slash (stigma); underside of HW with characteristic 'rays' extending from lighter patches along veins.
Flight period: Adults active from late spring to early fall.
Hostplants: Larvae eat a variety of grasses, including salt grass and Bermuda grass.
Habitat: Found in many habitats, particularly sandy dunes and saltmarshes along the coast, as well as open areas in urban and montane locales.
Distribution: The Sandhill Skipper extends throughout much of the western U.S.