Attributes of Atalopedes campestris

Sachem
Atalopedes campestris (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside of male is yellow-orange with a wide brown border and a large squarish black stigma. Female upperside varies from yellow-brown to very dark brown, but always has a square transparent white spot at the end of the forewing cell. Underside of female hindwing is brown with nearly square cream or white spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 5/8 inches (3.2 - 4.2 cm).
Life History: Males perch on or near the ground during most of the day to wait for receptive females. Females lay single eggs on dry grass blades in the afternoon. Caterpillars feed on leaves and live at the base of grasses in shelters of rolled or tied leaves.
Flight: Three broods from May-November in the north; four to five broods from March-December in the Deep South.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses including Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), crabgrass (Digitaria), St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), and goosegrass (Eleusine).
Adult Food: Nectar from many flowers including swamp and common milkweeds, buttonbush, dogbane, peppermint, red clover, tickseed sunflower, thistles, New York ironweed, marigold, and asters.
Habitat: Disturbed, open areas such as roadsides, landfills, pastures, meadows, fencerows, yards, parks, and lawns.
Range: Southern United States from Virginia west to California; south through Mexico and Central America to Brazil. Strays and colonizes north to central North Dakota, southern Michigan, Manitoba, and northern Pennsylvania.
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.
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June 23, 2016 Mzteachuh San Bernardino County, California, United States June 25, 2016 Details
June 22, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 25, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States June 23, 2016 Details
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June 17, 2016 birder89 Blount County, Tennessee, United States June 18, 2016 Details
June 12, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States June 13, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 cblazo Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States June 12, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 Doug Bruce Blount County, Tennessee, United States May 21, 2016 Details
May 03, 2016 ncrosbyrd Leon County, Florida, United States May 18, 2016 Details
May 01, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 02, 2016 Details
July 04, 2011 Vince Moxon Knox County, Tennessee, United States April 27, 2016 Details
April 17, 2016 PONYRCR Los Angeles County, California, United States April 18, 2016 Details
April 06, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 07, 2016 Details
March 25, 2016 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County March 26, 2016 Details
September 18, 2013 Mary Franceline Malone Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States March 23, 2016 Details
September 20, 2014 mellielong Lawrence County, Kentucky, United States March 06, 2016 Details
July 10, 2015 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States March 06, 2016 Details
August 28, 2015 sfp Jessamine County, Kentucky, United States March 06, 2016 Details
October 03, 2009 M. Moore Collin County, Texas, United States March 03, 2016 Details
August 29, 2015 tom nolan Burlington County, New Jersey, United States February 29, 2016 Details
September 06, 2015 woodfox89 Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States February 29, 2016 Details
November 07, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States February 29, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States February 28, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States February 28, 2016 Details
July 08, 2015 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States February 28, 2016 Details
April 25, 2012 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States February 27, 2016 Details
July 10, 2015 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
July 10, 2015 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States February 23, 2016 Details
August 09, 2015 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States February 18, 2016 Details
September 20, 2014 mellielong Lawrence County, Kentucky, United States February 04, 2016 Details
October 05, 2015 pumblebumble Bexar County, Texas, United States February 02, 2016 Details
August 09, 2012 roy kidd Gloucester County, Virginia, United States January 31, 2016 Details
August 03, 2013 Becky Byrum Delaware County, Indiana, United States January 31, 2016 Details
November 11, 2013 Jean Fontaine Greenville County, South Carolina, United States January 31, 2016 Details
July 20, 2013 DominicanNun Union County, New Jersey, United States January 29, 2016 Details
August 20, 2011 erinmm1 Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States January 26, 2016 Details
June 11, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States January 24, 2016 Details
August 13, 2011 CNoll Virginia, United States January 20, 2016 Details
September 05, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States January 05, 2016 Details
September 05, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States January 05, 2016 Details
September 24, 2008 AJ Trently Decatur County, Tennessee, United States January 01, 2016 Details
September 05, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 30, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 Mary Franceline Malone Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States December 29, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 ncrosbyrd Meriwether County, Georgia, United States December 23, 2015 Details
November 07, 2015 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 21, 2015 Details
July 06, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 10, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States November 26, 2015 Details
October 16, 2015 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States November 15, 2015 Details