Attributes of Nastra lherminier

Swarthy Skipper
Nastra lherminier (Latreille, [1824])

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown; forewing may have 2 very faint light spots. Underside of hindwing is yellow-brown with lighter veins.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/8 inches (2.5 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: Males perch near the ground on grass stems; most mating occurs in the late afternoon.
Flight: Two broods from May-September, earlier in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: Little bluestem (Andropogon scoparius).
Adult Food: Nectar from low-growing flowers including selfheal, red clover, tick trefoil, purple vetch, New Jersey tea, and peppermint.
Habitat: Grassy, open areas such as sand barrens, meadows, hillsides, fields.
Range: Eastern United States from Missouri east to southern New York; south to eastern Texas, the Gulf states, and southern Florida. Strays north to northern Minnesota, southern Michigan, and western Kansas.
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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August 23, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 23, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 09, 2016 Details
July 05, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 05, 2016 Details
May 05, 2016 ncrosbyrd Liberty County, Florida, United States May 18, 2016 Details
May 03, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 05, 2016 Details
August 16, 2015 Jonathan Clark Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States February 29, 2016 Details
August 02, 2015 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States February 19, 2016 Details
August 17, 2011 Nancy Weiss Albemarle County, Virginia, United States January 20, 2016 Details
October 15, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 16, 2015 Details
August 23, 2015 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States October 02, 2015 Details
August 21, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 21, 2015 Details
March 31, 2015 Ron Smith Citrus County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Ron Smith Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 17, 2015 Details
July 31, 2015 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 11, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 07, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 07, 2015 Details
July 01, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 30, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 Jeff Trahan Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, United States June 28, 2015 Details
May 18, 2015 tom howe Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States May 29, 2015 Details
August 10, 2002 richardhsmith (Richard (Dick) Smith, Fran Pope, and Mary LaMarca) Allegany County, Maryland, United States January 27, 2015 Details
August 05, 2011 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States January 09, 2015 Details
July 14, 2012 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States January 09, 2015 Details
July 13, 2012 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States January 09, 2015 Details
September 27, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 27, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 Doug Bruce Henderson County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Doug Bruce Lewis County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 stephen stedman Hickman County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 Doug Bruce Lake County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 Joe Sebastiani Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 Allen Belden Buckingham County, Virginia, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 06, 2014 jwilkinson Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 16, 2014 Details
April 19, 2014 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States August 11, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 09, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 Doug Bruce Meigs County, Tennessee, United States June 09, 2014 Details
August 11, 2013 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States February 26, 2014 Details
May 27, 2007 richardhsmith (Jim Brighton, Steve Collins, Tom_Feild, Bill Hubick) Talbot County, Maryland, United States January 21, 2014 Details
July 22, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
September 18, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 12, 2013 Details
October 07, 2013 stephen stedman Tipton County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2013 Details
September 15, 2013 Doug Bruce Greene County, Tennessee, United States September 23, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 Lois Stacey Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States September 10, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 treichard Baltimore County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2013 Details