Polites sabuleti (Boisduval, 1852)
Status: Rare stray/resident
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: Found from southern British Columbia south to Baja Mexico and east through Colorado and Wyoming. The Nebraska record is from extreme western Nebraska (Scotts Bluff county).
Larval Hostplant(s): Grasses: Poa pratensis, Cynodon dactylon, Eragrostis trichodes, Agrostis and Festuca species.
Broods/Flight Times: Two flights at lower elevations (which should include Nebraska) May-June and August-September.
Overwintering: As pupae.
Habitat: Shortgrass and sagebrush prairies.
Avg. Wingspan: 7/8 – 1 1/4 inches
Found at: Scotts Bluff area
Notes: Represented in Nebraska from a single specimen taken from rabbitbrush blossoms in 1987.