Attributes of Anatrytone logan

Delaware Skipper
Anatrytone logan (W.H. Edwards, 1863)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are bright yellow-orange. Upperside has black borders and black veins near the margins; forewing has a black bar at the end of the cell. Females have wider borders and darker markings than males. Underside has no markings but may have darker orange veins.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 11/16 inches (2.5 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: Males perch within 1 1/2 feet of the ground in open, grassy areas or along streams to await receptive females. Females deposit eggs singly on host plant leaves. Caterpillars eat leaves and use them to make nests.
Flight: One brood from July-August in the north; two broods from May-September in the south; several broods from February-October in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses including big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), and wooly beard grass (Erianthus divaricatus).
Adult Food: Nectar from pink and white flowers including swamp and common milkweeds, shrub houstonia, mountain mint, marsh fleabane, sweet pepperbush, buttonbush, thistles, and pickerelweed.
Habitat: Moist areas including marshes, prairies, fields, roadsides, suburban yards.
Range: Southern Maine west across the Great Lakes states and southern Canada to central Montana; south to Florida, the Gulf states, Texas, northeastern New Mexico, and the Mexican highlands to El Salvador.
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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March 15, 2015 Ron Smith Collier County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
March 31, 2015 Ron Smith Levy County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 03, 2015 HHowell Grainger County, Tennessee, United States August 14, 2015 Details
August 12, 2015 lumpydave84 Suffolk County, New York, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 07, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 stephen stedman Trousdale County, Tennessee, United States August 02, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 Doug Bruce Marshall County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 Doug Bruce Maury County, Tennessee, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 20, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 20, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 treichard Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 08, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 ms722 Sumner County, Tennessee, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 Allen Belden Craig County, Virginia, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 24, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 hmclin Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States June 07, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 06, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 28, 2015 Details
June 11, 2007 Indy Entomologist Clinton County, Indiana, United States February 22, 2015 Details
August 15, 2014 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States February 21, 2015 Details
July 04, 2014 dpgbfly1 Isanti County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2015 Details
July 09, 2014 dpgbfly1 Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2015 Details
September 15, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 15, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 14, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 05, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 Carol Thornton-Anderson Edgar County, Illinois, United States August 22, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 17, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 fogartyf Isle Of Wight County, Virginia, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 malcolmgold Johnson County, Kansas, United States August 13, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 13, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 bvanderweide Oakland County, Michigan, United States August 11, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 dondubois Texas, Montgomery County, United States August 11, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States August 06, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 cyric Providence County, Rhode Island, United States July 31, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 26, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 ddodd Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States July 22, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 19, 2014 Details
July 17, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 18, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 14, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 14, 2014 Details
July 11, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 12, 2014 Details
July 11, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 12, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 05, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 Jody Ontario, Canada July 01, 2014 Details