Staphyllus hayhurstii (W. H. Edwards, 1870)
Status: Uncommon/rare resident
NENHP Ranking: S3, Tier 2
Range: Found in southeastern United States north to Pennsylvania and west to Nebraska and eastern Texas. In Nebraska it is presently unreported from the sandhills and panhandle regions.
Broods/Flight Times: At least double brooded with records from mid-May through August
Larval Hostplant(s): Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)
Habitat: Scalloped Sootywings inhabit open woodlands, woodland borders, and disturbed areas around farmyards.
Found at: Indian Cave & Mahoney State Parks, Fontenelle Forest, Twin Oaks, Table Rock & Basswood Ridge SWMAs, Camp Luther (Colfax Co), Harlan County Reservoir
Overwintering: Overwinters as partially grown caterpillar
Similar Species: Common Sootywing
Notes: Adults perch moth like, with their wings spread out at their sides.