Species Page: Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)

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.

Larval Hostplant(s): Little Bluestem.

Broods/Flight Times: One flight in May and June.

Overwintering: As full grown larvae.

Habitat: Mixed grass and sandhills prairies.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 11/16 inches

Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve, I-80 East Sidney Rest Stop, Box Elder SWMA, Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Crescent Lake NWR, Nebraska National Forest – Halsey, Ash Hollow SHP, Wildcat Hills SRA

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