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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September 07, 2015 caher001 Latah County, Idaho, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 13, 2016 rdcpics York County, Pennsylvania, United States September 13, 2016 Details
September 10, 2016 okiefroggy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States September 10, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 lilkriskattn Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2016 Details
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September 07, 2016 hmclin Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States September 08, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
September 04, 2016 stephen stedman Macon County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 iangardner Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 04, 2016 Details
September 01, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States September 04, 2016 Details
August 10, 2016 birder89 Blount County, Tennessee, United States September 02, 2016 Details
June 02, 2016 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States August 30, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States August 30, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States August 30, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 28, 2016 Details
July 11, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 27, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 webielenberg Blount County, Tennessee, United States August 27, 2016 Details
August 25, 2016 Anne Wills Putnam County, West Virginia, United States August 26, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 S. J. Stedman (Susan E. Pirolo) Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2016 Details
June 30, 2016 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States August 17, 2016 Details
August 17, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 17, 2016 Details
August 16, 2016 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Melinda Fawver Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 elegrand Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 07, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 air3bwm Floyd County, Indiana, United States August 06, 2016 Details
August 06, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 06, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 31, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 31, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 30, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 flowerdiva Fairfax County, Virginia, United States July 30, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 mellielong Lincoln County, West Virginia, United States July 25, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 webielenberg Blount County, Tennessee, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 stephen stedman Moore County, Tennessee, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 20, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 20, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 PONYRCR Los Angeles County, California, United States July 19, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 18, 2016 Details
November 14, 2015 Allen Gathman Alexander County, Illinois, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 rdcpics York County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 Doug Bruce Moore County, Tennessee, United States July 13, 2016 Details
July 12, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States July 12, 2016 Details
June 29, 2016 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 07, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States July 09, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States July 09, 2016 Details