Species Page: Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)

Two-spotted Skipper

Euphyes bimacula (Grote & Robinson, 1867)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Uncommon local resident

NENHP Ranking: S3, Tier 1

Range: This species is found from Nebraska and Minnesota east to Atlantic coast and then south to Alabama. In Nebraska it is found north of the Platte River.

Larval Hostplant(s): Sedges (Carex sp).

Broods/Flight Times: One midsummer flight in mid-June through mid-July.

Overwintering: As a partially grown caterpillar.

Habitat: Found in wet meadows/ditches and riparian areas.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 5/8 inches

Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve

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Notes: White scaling on the ventral hindwing veins are a good identifying trait for this species. Lack of wetlands seems to have restricted its range to areas north of the Platte River. It has not been found in any of the rainwater basins.