Thorybes bathyllus (J.E. Smith, 1797)
Status: Rare resident/southern stray
NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier 2
Range: Found in eastern Texas north to Wisconsin and east to the Atlantic coast. Nebraska records are from the eastern third of the state.
Larval Hostplant(s): Legumes including tickclovers (Desmodium), bush clovers (Lespedeza) and milkvetches (Astragalus).
Broods/Flight Times: Reported to be doubled brooded in Kansas, flying from early May to early September.
Overwintering: As fully grown larvae.
Habitat: Prairies, woodland borders.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 5/16 – 1 7/8 inches
Found at: Indian Cave State Park
Similar Species: Northern Cloudywing, Erynnis species