Species Page: Afranius Duskywing (Erynnis afranius)

Afranius Duskywing

Erynnis afranius (Lintner, 1878)

Family: Hesperiidae

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.

Larval Hostplant(s): Legumes including Astragalus and Lupinus species.

Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods with records from late May to early August. Most common in in May and June.

Overwintering: As fully grown larvae.

Habitat: The Afranius Duskywing is found on open hillsides and valleys in pine forest environments and rocky prairie slopes and streamsides. 

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 3/8 inches

Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Wildcat Hills SRA, Sidney Rest Area, I-80 Mile Marker 1, Ash Hollow SHP

Similar Species: Other Erynnis lack the light colored, but not white, hindwing fringe.


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