Strecker’s Giant Skipper
Megathymus streckeri (Skinner, 1895)
Status: Uncommon local resident
NENHP Ranking: S3, Tier 2
Range: Found from eastern Montana and western North Dakota south to northern Texas, and west through Utah and northern Arizona. In Nebraska it is found to the north and west of Dawson County.
Broods/Flight Times: One flight from mid-May into mid-June.
Larval Hostplant(s): Yucca (Yucca glauca)
Habitat: In Nebraska it is found primarily in the sand hills where yucca is abundant
Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve, Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Overwintering: As larvae in the root of the hostplant
Similar Species: Yucca Giant Skipper which flies earlier and is more southwestern in distribution