Two More County Records and a Tier 1 Moth Sighting

Jen Corman contributed two county records – a Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) from Bassett in Rock County this June 27 and a Queen (Danaus gilippus) from Knox County from back in July (9th) of 2018. The Banded Hairstreak is a NENHP Tier 2 species. And then the Bloomfield Scout Troop improvised a light trap with a lantern and white pickup to lure in a Whitney’s Underwing (Catacola whitneyi), a NENHP Tier 1 species, at the Cub Creek Recreation Area in Keya Paha County. Under the Nebraska Natural Heritage Program a species is ranked as a Tier 1 species if they are globally most at risk of extinction and a Tier 2 species if they are rare or imperiled in Nebraska.

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