Attributes of Erynnis zarucco

Zarucco Duskywing
Erynnis zarucco (Lucas, 1857)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Forewing is narrow and pointed; hindwing is somewhat triangular. Upperside is dark brown with a reddish patch at the end of the forewing cell. Hindwing has brown fringes except for some individuals on the Florida Keys that have white fringes. Male has a costal fold containing yellow scent scales; female has a patch of scent scales on the 7th abdominal segment.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 1 7/8 inches (4.2 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly under host plant leaves. Caterpillars feed on leaves and rest in shelters of rolled or tied leaves. Caterpillars from the last brood hibernate.
Flight: Three broods in the Deep South from March to early October, emerging as early as late January in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Herbaceous legumes including black locust (Robinia pseudacacia), hairy bush clover (Lespedeza hirta), Colorado River hemp (Sesbania exaltata), and Sesbania longifolia.
Adult Food: Flower nectar including that from shepherd\'s needle.
Habitat: Wood edges, open fields, scrub.
Range: Southeastern United States from North Carolina south to the Florida Keys, west to eastern Texas and central Oklahoma. Strays north to eastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Occurs also on Cuba and Hispaniola.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
April 11, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 15, 2014 Details
June 29, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic January 20, 2014 Details
July 15, 2013 Rob7789 Manatee County, Florida, United States October 19, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 H. Hooper Taylor County, Florida, United States September 10, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States September 04, 2013 Details
August 23, 2013 Loret_in_Florida Osceola County, Florida, United States August 31, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States August 31, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 anaeamark Monroe County, Florida, United States August 17, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 anaeamark Indian River County, Florida, United States July 31, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 scvirginia Charleston County, South Carolina, United States June 20, 2013 Details
January 21, 2013 Naseem Reza Brevard County, Florida, United States April 17, 2013 Details
March 25, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 31, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 11, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 28, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 02, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 03, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 23, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 28, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 25, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 07, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States September 03, 2012 Details
June 23, 2012 jwunder3 Orange County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
June 28, 2012 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States August 04, 2012 Details
June 03, 2012 Lois Stacey Georgia, United States, Wilkes County June 08, 2012 Details
September 27, 2011 rcabrasley Okaloosa County, Florida, United States October 27, 2011 Details
September 27, 2011 rcabrasley Okaloosa County, Florida, United States October 27, 2011 Details
July 10, 2011 linda-butterfly Pike County, Georgia, United States August 26, 2011 Details
July 09, 2011 Julius Polk County, Tennessee, United States July 10, 2011 Details
April 30, 2011 bruce41nc Onslow County, North Carolina, United States July 07, 2011 Details
May 29, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States May 31, 2011 Details
October 09, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 29, 2007 legacy.reporter (Jim Flynn) Bleckley County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 29, 2007 legacy.reporter (Jim Flynn) Bleckley County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 08, 2010 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) DeKalb County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 29, 2010 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2010 Details
September 17, 2010 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Mobile County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2010 Details
September 18, 2010 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2010 Details
October 10, 2010 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 05, 2010 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States August 03, 2010 Details
June 03, 2010 legacy.reporter (Rob Santry) Mobile County, Alabama, United States August 03, 2010 Details
July 29, 2009 harrylegrand (Harry LeGrand) Warren County, North Carolina, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 12, 2005 rickypatterson (Ricky Patterson) Chickasaw County, Mississippi, United States August 02, 2010 Details
June 18, 2005 rickypatterson (Ricky Patterson) Union County, Mississippi, United States August 02, 2010 Details
September 14, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Nassau County, Florida, United States August 07, 2009 Details
June 01, 2004 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M. & Edwards, David & Fisher, John) Ellis County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
July 26, 2004 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M. & Fisher, John) Marshall County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details
September 02, 2004 legacy.reporter (Nelson, John M. & Fisher, John) McIntosh County, Oklahoma, United States April 03, 2009 Details