Euphyes conspicua (W. H. Edwards, 1863)
Status: Rare local resident
NENHP Ranking: S1, Tier 1
Range: Found from central Minnesota and Iowa east to New York and south to Virginia. In Nebraska it has been found in the northwest quarter of the state.
Broods/Flight Times: One flight in July
Larval Hostplant(s): Sedges, of which Carex stricta is most often mentioned.
Habitat: This skipper inhabits marshes and wetlands
Found at: Hackberry Creek SWMA, Willow Creek SRA
Overwintering: As larvae in a hibernaculum
Notes: This is, with the exception of the Mulberry Wing, the rarest marsh skipper in the state. Barber (1894) mentions it from Dodge County, but the particulars are unknown. Subspecies buchholzi was described in 1961 from specimens found near Valley (Douglas County)