Least Skipper

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.

Least Skipper (0.8–1.2") Common: L-May to E-Oct Grassy stream edges Broad grass blades Bluegrass, rice cutgrass
Least Skipper

September 15, 2009
Bonnie Ott

Least Skipper

April 23, 2011
Patuxent Branch Trail
Wesley Earp

Least Skipper

July 3, 2011
West Friendship Park
Bonnie Ott

Least Skipper

July 9, 2011
Rockburn Branch Park
Bonnie Ott

Least Skipper (female)

July 8, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Least Skipper

May 20, 2012
Font Hill Park
Annette Allor