Species Page: Hoary Edge (Thorybes lyciades)

Hoary Edge

Thorybes lyciades (Geyer, 1832)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Stray/Possibly 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.

Larval Hostplant(s): Herbaceous legumes.

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

Overwintering: As pupae.

Habitat: Open woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 1 15/16 inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park

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.