Hesperia uncas (W. H. Edwards, 1863)
Status: Uncommon/rare local resident
NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier 2
Range: This species can be found from central Alberta to southern Manitoba south to northern Texas and northeastern Arizona. In Nebraska it has been found in the western half of the state.
Broods/Flight Times: There is one main flight in late May to mid June and a partial second from mid August to early September.
Larval Hostplant(s): Grasses, of which Bouteloua gracilis and Stipa species are preferred.
Habitat: Uncas skippers inhabit sandhills, mixed and shortgrass prairies.
Found at: Crescent Lake NWR, Wildcat Hills SRA, I-80 Mile Marker 1, I-80E Sidney Rest Area
Overwintering: This species likely overwinters as a caterpillar.
Notes: They avidly take nectar from Platte thistles during the first flight, while the second brood should be sought on Liatris flowers.