(Atrytone logan logan)
This small skipper is found throughout Ohio reaching a peak in density during the latter part of June and continuing until the middle of July. The female pictured above has her tongue extended into a clover flower. From this she is obtaining nectar. Unlike the similar European Skipper the Delaware Skipper has a light orange fringe on the outer margin of the wings. Females show dark veining on the orange background, a black bar at the end of the cell on the forewing, and black boarders on both wings.
Delaware Skippers are found in grassy areas where clover and alfalfa are common. At the BFEC they have been seen along the paths that pass through the prairie. The host plant for Ohio is not known, but Delaware Skippers are reported to lay eggs on bluestem and switchgrass. These two species are found in the BFEC prairie.