Erynnis funeralis (Scudder & Burgess, 1870)
Identification: Forewing is narrow and pointed, hindwing is somewhat triangular. Upperside of wing is black; forewing has a dull brown patch at the end of the cell. Hindwing has white fringe on the outer margin. Male has a costal fold containing yellow scent scales; female has a patch of scent scales on the 7th abdominal segment.
Wing Span: 1 5/16 - 1 3/4 inches (3.4 - 4.5 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 from March-December.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various legumes including New Mexican locust (Robinia neomexicana), bur clover (Medicago hispida), deerweed (Lotus scoparius), desert ironwood (Olneya tesota), and vetch (Vicia species).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Deserts, warm or arid lowlands, roadsides.
Range: Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas south to Argentina. Strays north to northern Illinois, northeast Nebraska, central Colorado, southern Nevada, and central California.
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.
Displaying 1 - 24 of 795 verified sightings
Observation date: Jul 16, 2016
Submitted by: DebW
Region: Curry County, New Mexico, United States
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: Mar 11, 2021
Observation date: May 09, 2015
Submitted by: camflies
Region: Ventura County, California, United States
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: Jan 27, 2021
Observation date: Sep 10, 2017
Submitted by: brendaclem
Region: Greene County, Virginia, United States
Verified by: drerbium
Verified date: Jan 08, 2021
Observation date: Nov 01, 2020
Submitted by: Howard Nemerov
Region: Bastrop County, Texas, United States
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: Dec 26, 2020
Observation date: Jul 23, 2019
Submitted by: Amtrekman
Region: Polk County, Iowa, United States