Problema byssus (W. H. Edwards, 1880)
Status: Rare local resident
NENHP Ranking: S1, Tier 1
Range: Found in two disjointed populations – southeastern United States and Midwest prairies from Indiana to Kansas. In Nebraska it has been found in southeastern counties.
Larval Hostplant(s): Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides).
Broods/Flight Times: A single flight in late June/early July.
Overwintering: As fourth instar larvae in leaf shelters.
Habitat: Intimately tied to areas with its hostplant.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 7/16 – 1 13/16 inches
Found at: Kinter’s Ford SWMA
Notes: Nebraska records for this skipper are at the very northwestern corner of its range in the US.