Attributes of Erynnis icelus

Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis icelus (Scudder & Burgess, 1870)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Long labial palpi point forward; antennal clubs are pointed. Wings are black; forewing has no transparent spots but is dusted with gray scales and has bands of dark spots. Male has a costal fold containing yellow scent scales; female has a patch of scent scales on the 7th abdominal segment.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 inches (2.9 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: To seek females, males perch in openings, flats or depressions near woods. Females lay eggs singly on host plant leaves. Caterpillars feed on leaves and rest in leaf nests. Fully-grown caterpillars hibernate in leaf shelters.
Flight: One brood from April to early July; perhaps a rare second brood in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Caterpillar Hosts: Willows (Salix), poplars, aspens (Populus), and occasionally birch (Betula).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of blueberry, wild strawberry, blackberry, Labrador tea, dogbane, New Jersey tea, winter cress, purple vetch, and lupine.
Habitat: Woodland openings or edges.
Range: Boreal North America from the Northwest Territories east across southern Canada to Nova Scotia; south in the western mountains to southern Arizona and southern New Mexico; south in the east to Arkansas, northeastern Alabama, and northern Georgia.
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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May 16, 2013 curtis.lehman Hancock County, West Virginia, United States March 31, 2014 Details
June 03, 2013 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada January 19, 2014 Details
June 21, 2013 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States December 16, 2013 Details
June 26, 2013 Brett Budach Ontario, Canada August 19, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 cyric Washington County, Rhode Island, United States July 14, 2013 Details
June 04, 2013 Sean Werle Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 03, 2013 Details
May 15, 2012 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 02, 2013 Details
May 15, 2013 Jdammarell Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States June 23, 2013 Details
June 05, 2013 BigMcC62 Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States June 15, 2013 Details
June 03, 2013 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States June 05, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 aarongunnar Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States June 03, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 aarongunnar Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States June 03, 2013 Details
May 20, 2013 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada May 31, 2013 Details
May 24, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States May 31, 2013 Details
May 24, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States May 31, 2013 Details
May 16, 2013 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada May 19, 2013 Details
April 13, 2013 HHowell Grundy County, Tennessee, United States April 22, 2013 Details
April 29, 2011 rogerdowner (Marvin Smith) Ashland County, Ohio, United States April 05, 2013 Details
July 09, 1982 legacy.reporter (Ken Hansen) Lander County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 27, 1987 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Humboldt County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 10, 2012 Lori Owenby Catawba County, North Carolina, United States October 30, 2012 Details
May 20, 2012 stormyeyes99 Orange County, New York, United States June 03, 2012 Details
April 29, 2012 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States May 29, 2012 Details
April 29, 2012 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States May 29, 2012 Details
April 29, 2012 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States May 29, 2012 Details
May 05, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Grant County, West Virginia, United States May 17, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Tucker County, West Virginia, United States May 17, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Tucker County, West Virginia, United States May 17, 2012 Details
May 05, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Grant County, West Virginia, United States May 16, 2012 Details
May 05, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Grant County, West Virginia, United States May 16, 2012 Details
April 13, 2012 HHowell Hancock County, Tennessee, United States April 27, 2012 Details
April 22, 2012 jim8435wisc Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States April 26, 2012 Details
April 20, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Hardy County, West Virginia, United States April 26, 2012 Details
April 15, 2012 curtis.lehman (Michael Hensley) Summers County, West Virginia, United States April 23, 2012 Details
April 20, 2012 Jim Dolan Columbiana County, Ohio, United States April 20, 2012 Details
March 31, 2012 Doug Bruce Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States April 12, 2012 Details
April 07, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Hampshire County, West Virginia, United States April 11, 2012 Details
June 09, 1997 legacy.reporter (Jackie Sones) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 30, 1994 legacy.reporter (Mark Fairbrother) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 05, 1995 legacy.reporter (Diane Potter) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 02, 1999 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 05, 1995 legacy.reporter (Diane Potter) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 01, 1996 legacy.reporter (Diane Potter) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 25, 1998 legacy.reporter (Diane Potter) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 22, 1999 legacy.reporter (Tom Gagnon) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 12, 1993 legacy.reporter (Brian Cassie) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 20, 1995 legacy.reporter (Brian Cassie) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 12, 1999 legacy.reporter (Brian Cassie) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 04, 1995 legacy.reporter (Brian Cassie) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 13, 1999 legacy.reporter (Richard Hildreth) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details