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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July 23, 2013 curtis.lehman Hardy County, West Virginia, United States March 26, 2014 Details
July 09, 2013 curtis.lehman Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States March 15, 2014 Details
February 15, 2014 bluebird264 Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States March 07, 2014 Details
July 05, 2012 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada February 09, 2014 Details
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July 09, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States February 05, 2014 Details
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June 20, 2013 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States January 30, 2014 Details
June 30, 2013 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States January 29, 2014 Details
September 15, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 22, 2013 Details
September 05, 2013 crprice Ripley County, Missouri, United States November 29, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 dlb1117 Forrest County, Mississippi, United States October 29, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 dpgbfly1 Isanti County, Minnesota, United States October 11, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 TallyCannon Wakulla County, Florida, United States September 22, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 jim8435wisc Calumet County, Wisconsin, United States September 17, 2013 Details
September 05, 2013 Victoria7301 Montgomery County, Kansas, United States September 14, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States September 14, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 Melinda Fawver Morgan County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 Lois Stacey Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States September 10, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 04, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 22, 2013 Details
August 18, 2013 Becky Byrum Delaware County, Indiana, United States August 19, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States August 18, 2013 Details
June 27, 2013 lmreid71 Comal County, Texas, United States August 16, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 15, 2013 Details
August 09, 2013 Loret_in_Florida Osceola County, Florida, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 mrcnaturally Westchester County, New York, United States August 12, 2013 Details
August 06, 2013 mtrain53 Leon County, Florida, United States August 11, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 mrcnaturally Westchester County, New York, United States August 10, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States August 06, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 aarongunnar Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 23, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada August 01, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada August 01, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 joeerino New Castle County, Delaware, United States July 29, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 29, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada July 29, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 mom2krb Ontario, Canada July 22, 2013 Details
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July 01, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 20, 2013 Details
July 05, 2013 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States July 19, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States July 15, 2013 Details
May 31, 2013 Sean Werle Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States June 29, 2013 Details
June 21, 2013 LMurrell Polk County, Florida, United States June 25, 2013 Details
September 18, 2010 Shirley Wilkerson Comanche County, Texas, United States March 23, 2013 Details
August 26, 2012 CA Ivy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States March 20, 2013 Details
June 26, 2012 LinRandolph Lake County, Ohio, United States January 07, 2013 Details