Species Page: Peck’s Skipper (Polites peckius)

Peck’s Skipper

Polites peckius (W. Kirby, 1837)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Occasional to common resident statewide

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Peck’s Skipper is found from central Quebec west to northern Alberta, and southward to southern Idaho and northern Georgia. It occurs statewide in Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s):Wetland and lawn grasses including Cutgrass (Leersia oryzoides) and Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis).

Broods/Flight Times: Triple-brooded though much of the state. Recorded in Nebraska from May 22 – October 1.

Overwintering: As a partially grown caterpillar.

Habitat: Although this species is found in suburbs and on upland prairies it prefers riparian/wetland habitats where it is sometimes found in abundance. 

Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/4 inches

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Similar Species: Long Dash Skipper