Main Introduction Page Electronic Reference Library Know-how Glossary of acronyms and other terms used on this website A Catalog of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada Illustrated Checklist of Neotropical Butterflies Support the Butterflies of America Foundation Interactive Listing of American Butterflies Photographer Credits Learn about contributing your photos Citation for this website Contact us
Papilionidae (Swallowtails)Pieridae (Whites and Sulphurs)Lycaenidae (Gossamerwings)Riodinidae (Metalmarks)Nymphalidae (Brushfoots)Hesperiidae (Skippers)Links to external lepidoptera websites

Oarisma g. garita (Reakirt, 1866)
(Garita Skipperling)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Live Adults photo collection Page 1:

Live Adults photo collection Page 2:

Larval Foodplants and Habitats photo collection:

Genitalia photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:



(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

  Genus Oarisma Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 75. Type-species: Hesperia powesheik Parker, 1870, Am. Entomol. Bot. 2(9): 271, by original designation.

=    Paradopaea Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 3(156): pl. 92, figs. 23-29. Type-species: Hesperia garita Reakirt, 1866, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 6(1): 150-151, by designation of Lindsey (1925), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 18(1): 96.


Oarisma garita (Reakirt, 1866)


Oarisma garita garita (Reakirt, 1866)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 6(1): 150-151.

Original Combination: Hesperia Garitá

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains, Colorado Terr.”; suggested to be “Mts. W. of Denver Colo.” by Scott (2008), Papilio (n.s.) 19: 30.

Types: Syntype(s) in FMNH.

                   =    hylax (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 266, 274, no. 16.

Original Combination: Thymeticus [sic!] Hylax

Type Locality: “Colorado”; defined as “South Park and at Twin Lakes, Colorado” by F. Brown (1934), J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 42(2): 162; further defined as “vicinity of Twin Lakes, Lake County, Colorado” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(1): 269.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(1): 269-270, fig. 6 ♂ D&V.



Top of PageMain PageReference Library Literature ListCitation Interactive Listing

This website is supported by Butterflies of America Foundation, a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) public charity.