Attributes of Atrytonopsis hianna

Dusted Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna (Scudder, 1868)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Fringes are brown with a few white spots. Upperside is gray-black; male forewing has a tiny stigma. Underside of hindwing is gray with white dusting outwardly and usually at least one white dot at the wing base. Populations on the southern Great Plains (A. h. turneri) are paler gray; those in Florida and along the southern Atlantic coast (A. h. loammi) have white spots on the hindwing undersides.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 11/16 inches (3.2 - 4.3 cm).
Life History: To watch for receptive females, males perch on or near the ground during the daytime. Caterpillars eat leaves and live in tents of silked-together leaves. Fully-grown caterpillars hibernate and pupate in a sealed nest at the base of the host plant.
Flight: One brood from May-June in the north; two broods from March-October in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Little bluestem (Andropogon scoparius) and big bluestem (A. gerardi).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including Japanese honeysuckle, wild strawberry, blackberry, wild hyacinth, phlox, vervain, and red clover.
Habitat: Grasslands, prairies, barrens, and old fields.
Range: Local. Eastern Wyoming, central Colorado, northern New Mexico, and central Texas east to New Hampshire and Massachusetts; south to peninsular Florida and the Gulf Coast.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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May 22, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 25, 2016 Details
May 15, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 16, 2016 Details
May 01, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 05, 2016 Details
April 12, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 12, 2016 Details
May 12, 2015 richardhsmith (Jennifer Frye) Worcester County, Maryland, United States February 11, 2016 Details
May 31, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 01, 2015 Details
May 15, 2015 Allen Belden Cumberland County, Virginia, United States May 19, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 14, 2015 Details
May 12, 2015 Chip Krilowicz Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States May 13, 2015 Details
April 22, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 22, 2015 Details
May 31, 2014 Michelle Noonan Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States June 05, 2014 Details
May 03, 2014 Julius Monroe County, Tennessee, United States May 10, 2014 Details
April 30, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 04, 2014 Details
April 30, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 04, 2014 Details
April 22, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 23, 2014 Details
May 30, 2013 Christian.Nunes Boulder County, Colorado, United States December 04, 2013 Details
May 15, 2013 cyric Washington County, Rhode Island, United States July 14, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 aarongunnar Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States June 03, 2013 Details
May 10, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 15, 2013 Details
May 12, 2013 Doug Bruce Bledsoe County, Tennessee, United States May 12, 2013 Details
April 25, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 25, 2013 Details
April 21, 2013 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States April 24, 2013 Details
April 28, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 28, 2012 Jeff Trahan Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States November 13, 2012 Details
March 28, 2012 Jeff Trahan Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States November 13, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 rogerdowner (Rita Adkins) Menifee County, Kentucky, United States October 30, 2012 Details
May 12, 2012 Doug Bruce Campbell County, Tennessee, United States May 21, 2012 Details
May 19, 2012 jim8435wisc Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States May 21, 2012 Details
May 10, 2011 Chip Krilowicz Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States March 31, 2012 Details
July 16, 2011 Dwaine Wagoner Natrona County, Wyoming, United States January 09, 2012 Details
June 08, 1997 legacy.reporter (Jackie Sones) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 07, 1998 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 28, 1997 legacy.reporter (Jeremiah Trimble) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 02, 1998 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 25, 1995 legacy.reporter (Dave Small) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 19, 1998 legacy.reporter (Richard Hildreth) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 06, 1996 legacy.reporter (Allan Keith) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 25, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 27, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 03, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 06, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 24, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 22, 1999 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 31, 1999 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 22, 1999 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 06, 1998 legacy.reporter (Fred Goodwin) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 09, 1998 legacy.reporter (Fred Goodwin) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 31, 1999 legacy.reporter (Dottie Case) Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 04, 1995 legacy.reporter (Mark Fairbrother) Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 15, 1999 legacy.reporter (Dottie Case) Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details