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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July 31, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States November 28, 2016 Details
November 24, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States November 25, 2016 Details
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November 07, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 10, 2016 Details
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September 22, 2013 dlb1117 Forrest County, Mississippi, United States November 05, 2016 Details
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August 13, 2016 jdblackmon Alcorn County, Mississippi, United States November 02, 2016 Details
October 23, 2016 Doug Bruce Campbell County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
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October 27, 2016 Bonnie Morrison Howard County, Texas, United States October 28, 2016 Details
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October 21, 2016 gpstewart Texas, McCulloch County, United States October 27, 2016 Details
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October 20, 2016 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States October 21, 2016 Details
October 19, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States October 20, 2016 Details
October 18, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States October 19, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 18, 2016 Details
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October 09, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 10, 2016 Details
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October 07, 2016 Jeff Trahan Little River County, Arkansas, United States October 08, 2016 Details
October 01, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 07, 2016 Details
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October 03, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2016 Details
October 05, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States October 05, 2016 Details
October 03, 2016 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States October 04, 2016 Details
September 28, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 02, 2016 Details
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September 14, 2016 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States September 29, 2016 Details
September 28, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States September 29, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 26, 2016 Details
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