Woodland Skipper

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides), Shannon Hogan, August 3, 2018

Woodland skipper, Ochlodes sylvanoides, is the most common skipper in B.C.

Spotted by Melanie Boyle, Cortes Bay, July 29, 2020, enjoying the lavender. They were small and quick!

Spotted by Shannon Hogan, near Manson’s Hall (“downtown” Mansons Landing, at the corner of Sutil Point Road and Beasley Road), August 3, 2018.

The wingspan is 25–32 mm. The upperside is orange with toothed brown borders. The forewing of the males has a black stigma, while females have or a black diagonal band. There is a large reddish patch on the hindwings. The underside is variable in colour, ranging from yellow to reddish to brown. The hindwing varies from unmarked to having a distinct band of cream to yellow spots. Adults feed on flower nectar.

Read more:

Butterflies and Moths of North America


Butterflies of Canada

Woodland skipper, July 30, 2020, Melanie Boyle

Woodland skipper, July 30, 2020, Melanie Boyle

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