Simius Roadside Skipper

Notamblyscirtes simius (W. H. Edwards, 1881)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Rare resident

NENHP Ranking: S1, Tier 2

Range: This species inhabits a narrow band from eastern Montana south into New Mexico and Arizona. In Nebraska it is found in the Pine Ridge regions of Sioux County.

Broods/Flight Times: One flight from late May into late June

Larval Hostplant(s): Grama grasses, particularly Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis).

Habitat: The Simius Roadside-Skipper is usually found in mixed prairies and open ground on ridge tops of ponderosa pine woodlands.

Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Pants Butte area

Overwintering: As a partially grown caterpillar

Similar Species:

Notes: When found it is normally as only an individual or two

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Simius Roadside Skipper – dorsal
Simius Roadside Skipper – ventral

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