Polites sonora

Common Name
Sonoran Skipper

Common at all our mountain sites, from Lang Crossing to Sierra Valley. A species of wet meadows and streamsides, usually associated with the Greenish Blue (Plebejus saepiolus) and the Nevada Cloudy-Wing (Thorybes mexicana nevada). Perches on or near the ground; visits Aster, Goldenrod, pink pussy-paws and a great variety of flowers in bloom during its flight season. There is one brood, June-August, usually peaking early. The larval host plants are undetermined grasses.