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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Warren County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Union County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sussex County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Somerset County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Passaic County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ocean County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Morris County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mercer County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hudson County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Essex County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cape May County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Camden County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bergen County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Burlington County, New Jersey, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Barbour County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chambers County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chilton County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Conecuh County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter DeKalb County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lee County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madison County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Randolph County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Russell County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Shelby County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Winston County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Benton County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carroll County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clark County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clay County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cleburne County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Conway County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Crawford County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Franklin County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Garland County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hot Spring County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Howard County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Independence County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lafayette County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Marion County, Arkansas, United States December 31, 2004 Details