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Strecker's Giant Skipper (Megathymus streckeri)

  • BND: Strecker's Giant Skipper; Megathymus streckeri (Skinner, 1895)
  • BNA: Strecker's Giant-Skipper; Megathymus streckeri
  • Habitat: Badlands hillsides with Yucca glauca; recent occurrences only from Slope and Billings Counties
  • Larval food: Larvae bore in roots of Yucca glauca
  • Adult flight: One brood, May and early June
  • References: Royer 56, Ferris & Brown 143, Scott 418
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