Roadside Skipper

Amblyscirtes vialis (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Occasional resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Inhabits the southern half of Canada and the eastern half of the United States. It occurs statewide in Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: There are at least two flights. It has been recorded in Nebraska from 28 April – 11 September.

Larval Hostplant(s): Grasses: PoaAvena and Agrostis species

Habitat: This species frequents open areas including road sides, trails and dry river channels where they frequently perch on bare ground.

Found at:

Overwintering: As a caterpillar

Similar Species:


Roadside Skipper, Indian Cave State Park, Photo by Jonathan Nikkila
Roadside Skipper – dorsal
Roadside Skipper – side view

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