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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August 20, 2012 crprice Ripley County, Missouri, United States September 16, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Melinda Fawver Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Robert Epstein Leon County, Florida, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 26, 2012 vldeloach Cherokee County, Georgia, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 08, 2016 vldeloach Cherokee County, Georgia, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 stephen stedman Trousdale County, Tennessee, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 05, 2016 debbielf North Carolina, United States July 14, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, Morris County, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 08, 2016 Jeff Trahan Jackson Parish, Louisiana, United States July 09, 2016 Details
May 09, 2016 ncrosbyrd Emanuel County, Georgia, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States June 08, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 CA Ivy Logan County, Arkansas, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 03, 2016 ncrosbyrd Leon County, Florida, United States May 18, 2016 Details
May 08, 2016 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States May 15, 2016 Details
April 26, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States April 28, 2016 Details
March 14, 2016 ncrosbyrd Leon County, Florida, United States March 25, 2016 Details
July 18, 2008 AJ Trently Decatur County, Tennessee, United States January 01, 2016 Details
September 10, 2009 AJ Trently Lewis County, Tennessee, United States January 01, 2016 Details
August 08, 2015 roseanna McCreary County, Kentucky, United States August 31, 2015 Details
July 21, 2015 ozcomomoths Ozark County, Missouri, United States August 29, 2015 Details
August 23, 2015 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2015 Details
August 10, 2015 KristyBaker Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States August 11, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 Ken Cheeks Burke County, Georgia, United States August 07, 2015 Details
August 06, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 06, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 Melinda Fawver Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States August 01, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States July 31, 2015 Details
July 30, 2015 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States July 31, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Doug Bruce Clay County, Tennessee, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Doug Bruce Pickett County, Tennessee, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 Ken Cheeks Burke County, Georgia, United States July 16, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 stomlins701 Elmore County, Alabama, United States July 16, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 stephen stedman Smith County, Tennessee, United States July 11, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States July 10, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States July 08, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 LepidoBot19 Powell County, Kentucky, United States July 05, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 roseanna Casey County, Kentucky, United States June 28, 2015 Details
May 18, 2015 tom howe Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States May 29, 2015 Details
May 17, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 18, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 H. Wedgeworth Texas, San Jacinto County, United States May 06, 2015 Details
August 30, 2014 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States December 02, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Doug Bruce Lewis County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 stephen stedman Carroll County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 stephen stedman Pickett County, Tennessee, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 Allen Belden Buckingham County, Virginia, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States August 19, 2014 Details
June 08, 2012 Krish49 Jefferson County, Kansas, United States August 16, 2014 Details