lyciades

Hoary Edge

Thorybes lyciades (Geyer, 1832)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Stray/rare resident?

NENHP Ranking: S1, Tier 2

Range: The Hoary Edge is found from eastern Texas north to Wisconsin and east to the Atlantic coast. It is recorded from extreme southeastern Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Two broods. Nebraska records are from 16 June – 25 August.

Larval Hostplant(s): Herbaceous legumes

Habitat: Open woodlands

Found at: Indian Cave State Park

Overwintering: As pupae

Similar Species: Dorsally they appear like Silver-spotted Skippers

Notes: Three specimens were found in 1990 found by Steve Spomer in southeast NE which is at the northwestern edge of its range.

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Hoary Edge – dorsal
Hoary Edge – ventral

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