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Mastor elissa

Common name: Dotted Roadside Skipper

Feeds on these plants:

Acacia aneura

Acacia baileyana

Acacia caffra

Acacia cardiophylla

Acacia cognata

Acacia craspedocarpa

Acacia cultriformis

Acacia dealbata

Acacia decora

Acacia drummondii

Acacia farnesiana

Acacia greggii

Acacia iteaphylla

Acacia linifolia

Acacia longifolia

Acacia melanoxylon

Acacia pendula

Acacia podalyriifolia

Acacia pravissima

Acacia redolens

Acacia retinodes

Acacia saligna

Acacia stenophylla

Acacia verticillata

Acacia vestita

Allium ampeloprasum ‘Leek’
(sold as Titan, Giant Musselburgh, Lancelot, Musselburgh, Large American Flag, American Flag )

Allium ampeloprasum
(sold as elephant garlic)

Allium cepa ‘Bunching Onions’
(sold as Red Baron, white/off white Bunching, Lisbon, Lisbon Winter Hardy, Evergreen white/off white)

Allium cepa ‘Pickling Onion’
(sold as Barletta)

Allium cepa ‘Red Onions’
(sold as Sweet Spanish Red, Southport red globe, Granex Red, red hamburger)

Allium cepa ‘Shallot’
(sold as Ambition, Armador, Cuisse de Poulet echalion, Matador)

Allium cepa ‘White Onion’
(sold as Bermuda White, Granex white, Snow white, Southport white, Sweet Spanish, Spanish)

Allium cepa ‘Yellow Onion’
(sold as Ailsa Craig, Rijnsburger, Sweet & Early, Fiesta, Candy Yellow, Ebenezer Yellow, Sweet Spanish Yellow, Bermuda Yellow, Texas Grano, Texas grano 1015y, Texas supersweet, Vidalia, Walla Walla, Granex Yellow)

Allium cyathophorum

Allium drummondii

Allium hypsistum

Allium ramosum

Allium sativum
(sold as California Early, California Late)

Allium schoenoprasum
(sold as Corsican, Grolau Forcing Chives, Polyvit, Prager, Staro)

Allium senescens

Allium siculum

Allium sikkimense

Allium sphaerocephalon

Allium splendens

Allium textile

Allium tricoccum

Allium tuberosum
(sold as Kobold a couper, mauve flowering form)

Allium unifolium

Allium ursinum

Allium wallichii

Asclepias angustifolia

Asclepias asperula

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Deep Red)

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Gold)

Asclepias fascicularis

Asclepias hallii

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias perennis

Asclepias purpurascens

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias speciosa

Asclepias subulata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias viridiflora

Cirsium altissimum
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium arvense
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium hilli
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium muticum
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium nuttalii
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium occidentale
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium species
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium vulgare
(sold as Thistle)

Gaillardia pinnatifida

Gaillardia pulchella
(sold as Plume Series)

Gaillardia x grandiflora
(sold as Fanfare)

Gaillardia ‘Oranges And Lemons’

Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus annuus
(sold as Junior Yellow)

Helianthus annuus
(sold as Paquito Mix)

Helianthus laevigatus

Helianthus maximiliani

Helianthus mollis

Helianthus occidentalis

Helianthus petiolaris

Helianthus salicifolius

Lantana camara
(sold as Carlos)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Peach Sunrise)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Pink Dawn)

Lantana hirta

Lantana hybrid
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana involucrata

Lantana montevidensis

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Confetti)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Lavender Trailing)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as orange)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as white)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as yellow)

Lantana ‘Silver Mound’

Pelargonium cordifolium

Pelargonium graveolens

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum
(sold as Caliente Deep Red)

Pelargonium peltatum
(sold as Global Pink Pearl)

Pelargonium quercifolium

Pelargonium sidoides

Pelargonium x domesticum

Pelargonium x hortorum

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Pink Fizz)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Regal Burgundy)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Rocky Mountain Light Salmon)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as White Splash)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Zonals)

Pelargonium
(sold as 11 Elegance)

Pelargonium
(sold as Peppermint Geranium)

Pelargonium
(sold as Stardom Series)

Rubus armeniacus

Rubus fruticosus

Rubus idaeus

Rubus parviflorus

Rubus rolfei

Rubus ursinus

Rubus vitifolius ssp. ursinus

Rubus vitifolius

Salvia africana-lutea

Salvia apiana

Salvia ballotiflora

Salvia blepharophylla

Salvia brandegei

Salvia buchananii

Salvia cacaliifolia

Salvia canariensis

Salvia chamaedryoides

Salvia chiapensis

Salvia cleveladii, or clevelandii

Salvia clevelandii

Salvia coahuilensis

Salvia coccinea ‘Brenthurst’

Salvia coccinea ‘Lady In Red’

Salvia coccinea
(sold as May Night)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Rose Queen)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Select Rose)

Salvia coerulea

Salvia confertiflora

Salvia discolor

Salvia dolomitica

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans
(sold as Golden Delicious)

Salvia farinacea

Salvia fruticosa

Salvia fulgens

Salvia gesneriiflora

Salvia glechomifolia

Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo Bright Red’

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo White’

Salvia greggii ‘Sierra San Antonio’

Salvia greggii
(sold as watermelon Autumn Sage pink)

Salvia hians

Salvia hybrid

Salvia indica

Salvia involucrata
(sold as El Cielo)

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

Salvia leucophylla

Salvia longispicata

Salvia mellifera

Salvia mexicana

Salvia microphylla

Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Bezerkeley)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Rosita)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as ucb pink)

Salvia munzii

Salvia nemorosa

Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Rose’

Salvia nemorosa
(sold as Viola Klose)

Salvia officinalis ssp. lavandulifolia

Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’

Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’

Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor’

Salvia pachyphylla

Salvia patens

Salvia pozo blue

Salvia pratensis

Salvia regla

Salvia roemeriana

Salvia sclerea

Salvia sinaloensis

Salvia spathacea

Salvia species

Salvia splendens

Salvia splendens ‘Salsa Purple’

Salvia uliginosa

Salvia urica

Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Salvia viridis

Salvia wagneriana

Salvia x jamensis

Salvia x sylvestris

Salvia x sylvestris
(sold as Snowhill)

Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’

Salvia ‘Waverly’

Salvia
(sold as Blue Victory)

Salvia
(sold as Red Hot Sally)

Salvia
(sold as Salsa Purple)

Salvia
(sold as Verona)

Scabiosa caucasica

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Fama’

Scabiosa columbaria

Scabiosa ochroleuca

Scabiosa ‘Pink Mist’

Symphyotrichum chilense

Symphyotrichum dumosum

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Symphyotrichum henersonii

Symphyotrichum lateriflium

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum praealtum

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Symphyotrichum spathulatum

Taraxacum officinale

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena hastata

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Quartz scarlet)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Red & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Tapien Pink)

Verbena lilacina

Verbena rigida 'polaris'

Verbena rigida polaris

Verbena rigida

Verbena stricta

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Cherry Red)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Light Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Pearl)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Raspberry)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec White Magic)

Verbena
(sold as Babylon Deep Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena
(sold as Tukana White)

Verbena
(sold as x hybrida Taylortown Red)

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vitex agnus-castus

Vitex negundo

Vitex trifolia sp. litoralis

Vitex trifolia
(sold as Fascination)

Zinnia elegans

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Magellan Coral)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Magellan Yellow)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Oklahoma Scarlet)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Sizzle Cherry & Ivory)

Zinnia haageana

Zinnia peruviana

Zinnia species

Zinnia

Zinnia
(sold as Crystal White)

Zinnia
(sold as Dreamland Mix)

Zinnia
(sold as Dreamland scarlet)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Apricot)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Cherry)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Orange)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion White)

Zinnia
(sold as Short Stuff Mix)

Zinnia
(sold as State Fair Mix)

Mastor elissa, the Dotted Roadside Skipper, can be found in AZ,NM,WY,TX,OK,MO, and KS.
Favorite nectar plants include: Acacia, Allium, Asclepias, Cirsium, Lantana, Pelargonium, Rubus, Salvia, Taraxacum, Verbena, and Zinnia
USDA Growing Zones for these plants include: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

CC0 image courtesy of
Alan Schmierer