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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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
August 11, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 12, 2014 Details
August 04, 2014 brdwtchr Texas County, Missouri, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 Doug Bruce Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 stephen stedman Hickman County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 Doug Bruce Moore County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Doug Bruce Morgan County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 stephen stedman Van Buren County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 03, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 TallyCannon Leon County, Florida, United States June 29, 2014 Details
June 03, 2014 UrsulaV Chatham County, North Carolina, United States June 14, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 Allen Belden Cumberland County, Virginia, United States June 09, 2014 Details
May 16, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 19, 2014 Details
May 11, 2014 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States May 12, 2014 Details
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