Brephidium exilis (Boisduval, 1852)
Status: Rare stray, possibly breeding but not likely due to their late arrival dates.
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: B. exilis resides in an area from southern California east to southern Texas. From there they stray north as far as Nebraska and Idaho.
Broods/Flight Times: Year round in south Texas. Nebraska records are from August and September
Larval Hostplant(s): Various Chenopodiacea of which the following occur in Nebraska: Lamb’s-quarters (Chenapodium album), and Shadscale, Spearscale and Redscale (Atriplex canescens, A. patula, and A. rosea)
Habitat: Open alkaline areas or sandbars
Overwintering: Not in our area