Attributes of Staphylus hayhurstii

Hayhurst's Scallopwing
Staphylus hayhurstii (W.H. Edwards, 1870)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Wing margins are scalloped; fringe is checkered black and tan. Upperside is dark brown with 2 darker bands across each wing; forewing has a few tiny translucent dots.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.5 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Adults rest on leaves with the wings held open, and hide in bushes when disturbed. To find females, males perch on low vegetation in partial sun along forest edges. Females lay eggs singly under host plant leaves. Caterpillars rest in rolled leaves during the day and eat leaves at night. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate in tightly-silked dead leaf shelters.
Flight: Two broods; from May-August in most of its range, April-September in Mississippi, February-December in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Lambsquarters (Chenopodium) in the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), and occasionally chaff flower (Alternanthera) in the pigweed family (Amaranthaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from marigold, knotweed, spearmint, wild marjoram, cucumber, dogbane, white sweet clover, and white clover.
Habitat: Roads, trails, and openings in woods; vacant weedy lots; suburban gardens.
Range: Eastern Nebraska east across the southern Midwest to southern Pennsylvania; south to Florida, the Gulf states, and central Texas.
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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April 26, 2015 JoseBonner Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States February 06, 2017 Details
July 24, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States August 18, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States July 08, 2016 Details
June 12, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 04, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 06, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 Doug Bruce Weakley County, Tennessee, United States May 30, 2016 Details
April 20, 2016 John Demko Aiken County, South Carolina, United States April 20, 2016 Details
July 24, 2015 K. S. Veitch Laurel County, Kentucky, United States November 18, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 08, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 Melinda Fawver Robertson County, Tennessee, United States August 04, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 30, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 23, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States July 16, 2015 Details
May 13, 2015 quick3beers Hamilton County, Ohio, United States June 05, 2015 Details
May 28, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States May 31, 2015 Details
June 08, 2006 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States March 13, 2015 Details
July 30, 2009 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States December 16, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States November 24, 2014 Details
September 03, 2007 Shirley Wilkerson Comanche County, Texas, United States September 23, 2014 Details
September 19, 2014 oktahahorses Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States September 21, 2014 Details
August 18, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 14, 2014 Details
July 24, 2014 Elaine Link Macoupin County, Illinois, United States August 01, 2014 Details
April 22, 2012 Gordilly Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 09, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 Snowdrops Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States July 04, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 mdolomieu1 Franklin County, Arkansas, United States June 16, 2014 Details
May 18, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States June 14, 2014 Details
May 10, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States May 15, 2014 Details
May 10, 2014 lmreid71 Bexar County, Texas, United States May 10, 2014 Details
May 03, 2014 vivalapaz Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States May 03, 2014 Details
August 21, 2012 pbedell Powhatan County, Virginia, United States March 16, 2014 Details
September 07, 2013 tjantscher Lee County, Iowa, United States February 06, 2014 Details
July 26, 2003 BAMONA Northampton County, Virginia, United States February 04, 2014 Details
July 26, 2008 dspicer Jackson County, Alabama, United States November 15, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 19, 2013 Devin Moon Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States August 23, 2013 Details
August 18, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 22, 2013 Details
July 13, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States July 18, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 18, 2013 Details
August 14, 2012 GeoffreyN5 Loudoun County, Virginia, United States July 17, 2013 Details
July 15, 2012 James_Shelton32 Richmond City County, Virginia, United States July 16, 2013 Details
May 26, 2013 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States June 28, 2013 Details
May 29, 2013 vldeloach Cherokee County, Georgia, United States June 11, 2013 Details
May 26, 2013 Doug Bruce Lake County, Tennessee, United States May 29, 2013 Details