Species of Concern
Data and Literature Compilation
Iowa Skipper Atrytone arogos iowa (Scudder) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)
Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming
his report provides a comprehensive annotated compilation of data and literature for the Iowa skipper (Atrytone arogos iowa). Sources reviewed included publications, unpublished reports, Internet resources, consultation with experts (e.g. regional butterfly experts and State Natural Heritage Program personnel), and personal knowledge and experience. The Iowa skipper is a western subspecies of the Arogos skipper (A. arogos) and is associated primarily with mixed- and tallgrass native prairie in the Great Plains. Populations eastward to the coastal states are recognized as the Arogos skipper subspecies (A. arogos arogos). A general overview of species and subspecies information is also included at the beginning of this report to familiarize readers with the subspecies. It includes classification and nomenclature, a general description of the adult and immature life stages, summaries of habitat requirements, biology and ecology, and distribution and status.
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