Species Page: Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)

Funereal Duskywing

Erynnis funeralis (Scudder & Burgess, 1870)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Uncommon breeding stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed.

Range: The Funereal Duskywing is found in southwestern United States east to Louisiana and north to Kansas and northern California. It has been recorded from eastern and southern Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): Various legumes including Black Medic and Alfalfa (Medicago lupulina and M. sativa),Lotus and Vicia species.

Broods/Flight Times: Nebraska records are from the July to September timeframe.

Overwintering: Not in our area.

Habitat: As a stray it can occur anywhere.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 5/16 – 1 3/4 inches

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Similar Species: This is the only Duskywing in our area with a white fringe on the hindwing.