Species Page: Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba)

Juba Skipper

Hesperia juba (Scudder, 1874)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Central British Columbia south through California to the eastern edges of Colorado and Wyoming. The one Nebraska record from Lincoln County.

Larval Hostplant(s): Grasses including Poa pratensis, Bromus and Stipa species.

Broods/Flight Times: Two flights in its home range in the western US, the first in late spring to early summer, the second from late summer to early autumn. The Nebraska record is from August 1.

Overwintering: Likely as larvae.

Habitat: Open woodlands, sage brush and grassy areas.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 5/8 inches

Found at:

Similar Species: Hesperia colorado

Notes: A lone female was captured from a flower in North Platte by Robert Chehey on August 1, 1985. The specimen is housed in the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History in Caldwell Idaho. Its identity was confirmed by Ray Stanford.

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