Hesperia pahaska (Leussler, 1938)
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.
Larval Hostplant(s): Grasses, mostly comprised of Bouteloua gracilis.
Broods/Flight Times: One flight from late May through mid July.
Overwintering: As a caterpillar.
Habitat: It inhabits hilly short grass prairies and grassy openings in forests.
Avg. Wingspan: 7/8 – 1 3/8 Inches
Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Ash Hollow SHP, I-80 East Sidney Rest Area, I-80 Mile Marker 1, Metcalf SWMA (Sheridan Co)
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).