Attributes of Erynnis lucilius

Columbine Duskywing
Erynnis lucilius (Scudder & Burgess, 1870)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown; brown patch at end of forewing cell is indistinct. Underside of hindwing has marginal and submarginal rows of well-defined pale 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 3/16 - 1 5/8 inches (3 - 4.2 cm).
Life History: Females deposit eggs singly under leaves of the host plant. Caterpillars feed on leaves and rest in shelters of leaves. Fully-grown caterpillars from the second brood hibernate.
Flight: Two broods from April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) and sometimes garden columbine (A. vulgaris) in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Rocky deciduous or mixed woodland and edges, especially in ravines or gullies.
Range: Southern Quebec and southern New England west to Minnesota; south to New Jersey and Pennsylvania; south along the Appalachians to Virginia and Kentucky. Comments: The Columbine, Wild Indigo, and Persius dusky wings belong to the "Persius complex," a confusing group of very similar butterflies.
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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August 11, 2013 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada January 19, 2014 Details
July 22, 2009 beastbreath Ingham County, Michigan, United States December 31, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 mmwm Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States September 04, 2013 Details
April 29, 2012 dpgbfly1 Isanti County, Minnesota, United States January 12, 2013 Details
August 11, 2012 aarongunnar Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, United States August 22, 2012 Details
July 20, 2011 wstolpa Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States July 22, 2011 Details
May 06, 1998 legacy.reporter (Perkins, Owen A.) Arenac County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 25, 2003 legacy.reporter (Griggs, Scott; Griggs, Rachael) Addison County, Vermont, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 30, 2003 khemeon (Hemeon, Kevin) Bennington County, Vermont, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1956 legacy.reporter (Austin) New Haven County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1957 legacy.reporter (Austin) New Haven County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1956 legacy.reporter (Austin) New London County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1929 legacy.reporter (Britton) Hartford County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1905 legacy.reporter (Britton) New Haven County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1960 legacy.reporter (Pease) Hartford County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1960 legacy.reporter (Remington) Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1952 legacy.reporter (Remington) New Haven County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
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January 01, 1939 legacy.reporter (Starrett) Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1910 legacy.reporter (Walden) New Haven County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1918 legacy.reporter (unknown) Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 19, 1997 legacy.reporter (Moorehead, W. H.) Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 30, 1999 legacy.reporter (Moorehead, W. H.) Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
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August 22, 1915 legacy.reporter Greene County, Missouri, United States March 12, 2007 Details
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