Poanes viator (W. H. Edwards, 1865)
Status: Uncommon/rare local resident
NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier 2
Range: The Broad-winged Skipper is found from Minnesota and Iowa east to the east coast and then following the east and gulf coasts into Texas. In Nebraska, which is at the western fringe of its range, most records are from northern and central portions of the state.
Broods/Flight Times: One mid-summer flight in July
Larval Hostplant(s): Sedges: Carex species
Habitat: Marshes and wetlands
Found at: Scotia Canal and Wood Duck SWMAs
Overwintering: As a larva
Notes: Poanes viator, along with P. massasoit, Euphyes conspicua, E. dion, and E. bimacula, is one of a group of marsh skippers found in Nebraska that are considered uncommon or rare. But when located P. viator can occasionally be abundant.