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Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

Status: Threatened

 

October 23, 2014: Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling Listed under Endangered Species Act

Dakota skipper on prairie lily.

Dakota skipper on prairie lily.

Photo by USFWS; Phil Delphey

 

Dakota Skipper

 

Status: Threatened

 

Habitat: High quality tallgrass and mixed grass prairie

 

Lead Region: 3

 

Region 3 Lead Office: Twin Cities Field Office

 

Range: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

 

For More Information: Listing the Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling and Proposal to Designate Critical Habitat

 

New! Section 7 Consultation Guidance

 

 

News Release (Oct. 23, 2014): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Protects Two Prairie Butterfly Species Under Endangered species Act

 

Questions and Answers: Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling Listed as Threatened and Endangered

 

Questions and Answers: Dakota Skipper 4(d) Rule

 

Federal Register Final Rule (Oct. 24, 2014): Threatened Species Status for Dakota Skipper and Endangered Species Status for Poweshiek Skipperling (78-page PDF)

 

For More Information: Listing the Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling and Proposal to Designate Critical Habitat

 

Dakota Skipper Natural History and Status:

Dakota Skipper Fact Sheet

 

Information about Listing Dakota Skipper as Threatened and Poweshiek Skipperling as Endangered

 

Dakota Skipper Species Profile

 

Dakota Skipper Status Assessment (June 2002) PDF; 84 pages; 600KB

 

Dakota Skipper Conservation and Management:

Dakota Skipper Conservation Guidelines (revised January 2014)

 

Saving Minnesota's Prairie Butterflies - Minnesota Zoo

 

Dakota Skipper Section 7 Guidance

 

Private Stewardship Grant (May 2007): Restore Native Prairie and Oak Savanna Communities In the Little Sioux Watershed in Northwest Iowa – Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, and O’Brien Counties, Iowa

 

Private Stewardship Grant (2005): Imperiled Species Conservation on Private Land in Western Minnesota (Wilkin, Ottertail, Grant, Pope, Kandiyohi, Big Stone, Yellow Medicine and Lac Qui Parle counties, Minnesota)

 


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Last updated: October 24, 2014