Hermit Skipper

Grais stigmaticus (Mabille, 1883)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: South America to Mexico, straying north from there

Broods/Flight Times: Most likely to be encountered in late summer

Larval Hostplant(s): Jopoy, which does not occur near Nebraska

Habitat: As a stray it could be found anywhere

Found at: Furnas County

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species: Various Duskywings (Erynnis sp) and Duskywings (Thorybes sp)

Notes: Doug Long found a single specimen in Furnas County on September 19, 2005. It remains the only record from our state.

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Hermit Skipper – dorsal
Hermit Skipper – ventral

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