Erynnis afranius (Lintner, 1878)
Status: Occasional to common local resident
NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier 2
Range: This species is found from southern Alberta and Saskatchewan south to central Mexico. In Nebraska it has been found in the panhandle.
Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods with records from late May to early August. Most common in in May and June.
Larval Hostplant(s): Legumes including Astragalus and Lupinus species
Habitat: The Afranius Duskywing is found on open hillsides and valleys in pine forest environments and rocky prairie slopes and streamsides.
Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Wildcat Hills SRA, Sidney Rest Area, I-80 mm1, Ash Hollow SHP
Overwintering: As fully grown larvae
Similar Species: Other Erynnis lack the light colored hindwing fringe