Species Page: Simius Roadside-Skipper (Notamblyscirtes simius)

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.

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

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

Overwintering: As a partially grown caterpillar.

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

Avg. Wingspan: 7/8 – 1 1/4 inches

Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Pants Butte area

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