Attributes of Achalarus lyciades

Hoary Edge
Achalarus lyciades (Geyer, 1832)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside of wings is dark brown; center of forewing with a transparent gold band. Fringes are checkered. Underside of hindwing is black-brown with a wide silvery white band along most of the outer margin.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 1 15/16 inches (4.5 - 4.9 cm).
Life History: To seek females males perch in forest openings on branches about 3-6 feet above ground. They fly out repeatedly to chase other insects but will return to the same perch. Females lay eggs singly under leaflets of host plants that are in full or partial shade. Caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood from June-August in the north; 2 broods from April-September in most of its range.
Caterpillar Hosts: Beggar\'s ticks (Desmodium); occasionally false indigo (Baptisia) and bush clover (Lespedeza); all in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of common milkweed, dogbane, buttonbush, Japanese honeysuckle, and New Jersey tea.
Habitat: Open woodland and brushy areas, particularly oak or pine woods with sandy soil.
Range: Eastern United States from central New England south to northern Florida; west to Iowa, eastern Kansas, and central Texas. Outlying record from western Kansas.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 13, 2013 pbedell Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States March 16, 2014 Details
July 20, 2013 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States February 24, 2014 Details
August 10, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States September 11, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 Doug Bruce Clay County, Tennessee, United States September 10, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 Doug Bruce Macon County, Tennessee, United States September 10, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 Lois Stacey Georgia, United States, Wilkes County August 30, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 von40827 Leslie County, Kentucky, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 nkroll King And Queen County, Virginia, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 07, 2013 Ken Cheeks Burke County, Georgia, United States August 04, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 Doug Bruce Grainger County, Tennessee, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 Jeff Trahan Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 16, 2013 Details
May 26, 2013 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States May 27, 2013 Details
May 22, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 23, 2013 Details
May 20, 2013 AJ Trently Perry County, Tennessee, United States May 21, 2013 Details
May 18, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States May 19, 2013 Details
May 11, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 11, 2013 Details
September 08, 2012 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States March 26, 2013 Details
August 02, 2012 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States February 03, 2013 Details
June 09, 2012 richardhsmith (Rick Cheicante) Garrett County, Maryland, United States January 08, 2013 Details
July 27, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States December 25, 2012 Details
March 31, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 12, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Dallas County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
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April 28, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
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July 28, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 04, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 12, 2012 legacy.reporter (Kazuo Inagaki) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 25, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
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September 01, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 04, 2010 Roy Brown Gilmer County, Georgia, United States November 27, 2012 Details
July 10, 2011 Roy Zartarian Hartford County, Connecticut, United States November 21, 2012 Details
August 22, 2012 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States November 04, 2012 Details
September 06, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 12, 2012 Details
August 06, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 05, 2012 Details
August 07, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 05, 2012 Details
August 19, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 05, 2012 Details
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August 13, 2012 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States August 31, 2012 Details