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Umber Skipper
Umber Skipper
(Poanes melane)

Caterpillar hosts: Various grasses including tufted hairgrass (Deschampsia caespitosa), Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), California brome (Bromus carinatus); and sedges including San Diego sedge (Carex spissa).
Adult food: Flower nectar.

The Umber Skipper can be found around Desert foothills, grassy areas, streamsides, roadsides, yards, parks, open oak woodland.

Hallberg Butterfly Gardens is located in Graton, California, about 10 miles west of Santa Rosa.
Please call (707) 823-3420 or email to arrange your visit.
  • Heading west on Oak Grove Road, at the first stop sign, there will be a sign announcing the Hallberg Butterfly Gardens.

  • Turn LEFT onto the dirt road at this sign.

  • Take the FIRST RIGHT (Rd 2 on the above map), which is the top of the Miss Hallberg's driveway. There is a sign to mark it.

  • Please drive SLOWLY and park to the RIGHT.

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