Lon zabulon (Boisduval & Le Conte, )
Status: Uncommon/rare local resident
NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier 2
Range: This species is found from eastern Texas north to Missouri and east to the East Coast. In Nebraska it is primarily southeastern, with a few records from central portions of the state.
Larval Hostplant(s): Grasses: Eragrostis, Tridens, Poa, Agropyron and Elymus species.
Broods/Flight Times: The Zabulon Skipper is double brooded in Nebraska, flying in late May to early June and again in late August to early September.
Overwintering: As a caterpillar.
Habitat: The Zabulon Skipper inhabits open woodlands, woodland borders and dry streambeds.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/8 – 1 5/8 inches
Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Homestead National Monument, Platte River State Park, Fontenelle Forest, Table Rock SWMA, Walnut Creek Lake (Sarpy Co)
Notes: Records from Buffalo county from two different locations in three different years would seem to indicate a small but sustained population there. A Doug Long record from Furnas County also pushes the known western limits of this species in Nebraska but leaves large gaps with the more eastern records for researchers to investigate.