Mottled Duskywing

Erynnis martialis (Scudder, 1869)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Rare local resident

NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier 1

Range: Found in the eastern United States, with isolated populations in the Rocky Mountains. In Nebraska it has been found in the Missouri River bluffs, the Pine Ridge, the Niobrara River valley, and at Nebraska National Forest at Halsey.

Broods/Flight Times: Reported as double brooded except at high altitudes. The first flight should fly in April and early May. Records from Nebraska are from 17 June to 25 July and likely represent the second brood.

Larval Hostplant(s): New Jersey tea – Ceanothus americanus

Habitat: Prairies, open woodlands

Found at: Nebraska National Forest – Halsey, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Pine Ridge (Gilbert-Baker SWMA?), Indian Cave State Park?

Overwintering: As full grown larvae

Similar Species: E. afranius and E. persius


Common Name, Location, Photographer
Mottled Duskywing – dorsal
Mottled Duskywing – ventral

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