Attributes of Wallengrenia egeremet

Northern Broken-Dash
Wallengrenia egeremet (Scudder, 1864)

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown. Male forewing has a cream spot at the end of the cell, and a divided stigma (the "broken dash"); female forewing has a few elongated cream spots. Underside is dark brown or purple-brown; hindwing has a pale band of spots.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/2 inches (2.5 - 3.9 cm).
Life History: Adults have a slow flight. Males perch up to 6 feet above ground to wait for females, usually in the early morning. Caterpillars eat leaves; half-grown caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood from June-August; two broods from May-October in the Deep South and east Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Panic grasses including deertongue grass (Panicum clandestinum) and P. dichotomum.
Adult Food: Nectar from white, pink, or purple flowers is favored including dogbane, red clover, New Jersey tea, and sweet pepperbush. Many other flowers are visited.
Habitat: Open places near woods or scrub.
Range: Southern Maine and southern Ontario west across the Great Lakes states to southeastern North Dakota; south to central Florida, the Gulf Coast, and southeast 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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July 22, 2016 Ron Smith Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 Ron Smith Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 Ron Smith Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 davidboon Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 davidboon Oakland County, Michigan, United States July 22, 2016 Details
July 19, 2016 davidboon Macomb County, Michigan, United States July 19, 2016 Details
July 06, 2016 treehugger_007 Lake County, Ohio, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 07, 2016 treehugger_007 Lake County, Ohio, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 18, 2016 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 jvkopple2 Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States July 16, 2016 Details
July 05, 2016 Vince Moxon Cook County, Illinois, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States July 08, 2016 Details
August 15, 2013 birder89 Lawrence County, Ohio, United States July 07, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada July 04, 2016 Details
May 18, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 04, 2016 Details
July 18, 2009 Robert Epstein Lucas County, Ohio, United States June 30, 2016 Details
June 27, 2016 Bob Bouman Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 20, 2016 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 22, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 cblazo Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 07, 2016 Details
June 02, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 07, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 Doug Bruce Crockett County, Tennessee, United States May 30, 2016 Details
June 15, 2015 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States May 26, 2016 Details
June 29, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 22, 2016 Details
July 07, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 20, 2016 Details
June 23, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 19, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 18, 2016 Details
July 04, 2015 hiker96 Baraga County, Michigan, United States March 04, 2016 Details
September 12, 2015 cosmic_cat Gregg County, Texas, United States March 02, 2016 Details
September 15, 2013 KristyBaker Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States January 25, 2016 Details
September 10, 2013 AJ Trently Lewis County, Tennessee, United States January 01, 2016 Details
October 16, 2015 Nancy Hamlett Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States October 20, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States September 22, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 roseanna McCreary County, Kentucky, United States September 04, 2015 Details
August 29, 2015 AJ Trently Decatur County, Tennessee, United States September 02, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 01, 2015 Details
August 19, 2015 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 29, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 BMcNaught Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2015 Details
August 24, 2015 ms722 Robertson County, Tennessee, United States August 26, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 Mpagliarini Newport County, Rhode Island, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 14, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 14, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 hiltnj Davidson County, Tennessee, United States August 13, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 23, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 Lutya Albany County, New York, United States July 18, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 treichard Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details