Species Page: Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)

Southern Cloudywing

Thorybes bathyllus (J.E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Hesperiidae

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


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