Dusted Skipper

Atrytonopsis hianna (Scudder, 1868)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Uncommon local resident

NENHP Ranking: S3, Tier 2

Range: Can be found in most of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. It occupies prairie habitats in the western half of Nebraska, but has also been found in the Missouri River bluffs along the state’s eastern edge.

Broods/Flight Times: One flight in May and June

Larval Hostplant(s): Little Bluestem

Habitat: Mixed grass and sandhills prairies

Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve, Box Elder SWMA, Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Crescent Lake NWR, Nebraska National Forest – Halsey

Overwintering: As full grown larvae

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Dusted Skipper, The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve, Photo by Chris Helzer
Dusted Skipper – male
Dusted Skipper – female.

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