Staphylus 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.
Larval Hostplant(s): Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album).
Broods/Flight Times: At least double brooded with records from mid-May through August.
Overwintering: Overwinters as partially grown caterpillar.
Habitat: Scalloped Sootywings inhabit open woodlands, woodland borders, and disturbed areas around farmyards.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/4 inches
Similar Species: Common Sootywing
Notes: Adults perch moth like, with their wings spread out at their sides.