Pahaska Skipper

Hesperia pahaska Leussler, 1938

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Uncommon/rare local resident

NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier 2

Range: Found from southern Alberta and Saskatchewan south into Mexico. In Nebraska the species is thus far limited to the panhandle.

Broods/Flight Times: One flight from late May through mid July

Larval Hostplant(s): Grasses, mostly comprised of Bouteloua gracilis

Habitat:  It inhabits hilly short grass prairies and grassy openings in forests.

Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Ash Hollow SHP, I-80 East Sidney Rest Area, I-80 Mile Marker 1, Metcalf SWMA (Sheridan Co)

Overwintering: As a caterpillar

Similar Species:

Notes: The type locality for this species is in the canyon region of Sioux County near the town of Harrison (Monroe Canyon/Gilbert-Baker SWMA)

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Pahaska Skipper – female, dorsal
Pahaska Skipper – female, ventral
Pahaska Skipper – male, dorsal
Pahaska Skipper – male, ventral

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