Hesperia pahaska

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Pahaska skipper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Tribe: Hesperiini
Genus: Hesperia
Species: H. pahaska
Binomial name
Hesperia pahaska
Leussler, 1938

3 ssp., see text

  • Erynnis comma colorado Dyar, 1903
  • Hesperia comma colorado

Hesperia pahaska, the Pahaska skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family.

It is found from North America in a narrow belt of states extending from Texas to North Dakota, just reaching Canada in southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.[1]

The wingspan is 28–33 mm. The flight period is from June to early July in the northern U.S.[1]

The larvae feed on blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), fluff grass (Erioneuron pulchellum), Poaceae species, and Tridens pulchella.[1][2]


Listed alphabetically.[2]

  • H. p. martini MacNeill, 1964
  • H. p. pahaska
  • H. p. williamsi Lindsey, 1940


  1. ^ a b c Pahaska Skipper, Butterflies of Canada
  2. ^ a b Hesperia, funet.fi

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