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Species of Concern

Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) Status Assessment and Conservation Guidelines


Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

by Gerald Selby for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


I. Introduction

This status report provides a comprehensive review of species information (Part One), and conservation/management issues (Part Two) for the Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek). Part One provides an overview of species information including classification and nomenclature, general and technical descriptions of the adult and immature life stages, and summaries of habitat requirements, biology and ecology. It also includes a review of the best available information on the historic and current distribution and status of the species in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Manitoba. Part Two provides an overview of conservation recommendations for the species including site protection, management, recovery, and research, survey and monitoring priorities. This assessment was based on a comprehensive review of publications and unpublished reports, consultation with experts (including State Natural Heritage Programs personnel) in each state, and personal knowledge and experience.


Click here for the entire Status Assessment. It is a 57 page pdf file.



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Last updated: July 19, 2016