Delaware Skipper

Anatrytone logan (W. H. Edwards, 1863)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Common resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: This species occupies most of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. It is found statewide in Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods from late May well into October

Larval Hostplant(s): Big Bluestem and Switchgrass

Habitat: Primarily prairies but it has also been found in urban settings.

Found at:

Overwintering: As a partially grown larvae

Similar Species: Arogos Skipper, Ottoe Skipper, both of which are much rarer


Female Delaware Skipper, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Jon Nikkila
Delaware Skipper – female, dorsal
Delaware Skipper – male, dorsal
Delaware Skipper – ventral

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