Northern Broken Dash

Polites egeremet (Scudder, 1863)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Rare local resident

NENHP Ranking: S3, Tier 2

Range: The Northern Broken-Dash is found from the eastern Dakotas and eastern Texas to the east coast. In Nebraska it is found in the southeastern half of the state with additional records from along the Niobrara River and the Pine Ridge.

Broods/Flight Times: A single early July brood northward with a possible partial second in the southern parts of the state. We have records from June 26 to August 11

Larval Hostplant(s): Panic Grasses (Panicum sp)

Habitat: Most often found near woodland margins, often on moister areas of floodplains

Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve

Overwintering: As partially grown larvae

Similar Species: Little Glassywings and Dun Skippers, both of which it has been found with


Northern Broken Dash, Niobrara Valley Preserve, photo by Jonathan Nikkila
Northern Broken Dash – female, dorsal
Northern Broken dash – male, dorsal
Northern Broken Dash – side view

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