Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus) is found in very restricted areas and is considered to be threatened throughout its range. The states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
The host plants include Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Fall Witchgrass (Leptoloma cognatum). The Dotted Skipper’s natural habitat includes short grass prairies, woodland meadows, Pine Barrens, and dry sandy locations. These areas have decreased mostly because of human developments and agricultural needs.
To obtain more information on the Dotted Skipper, please visit the NatureServe website. (Photo Credit: MaryAnn Friedmann)