occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Comments: A variety of brushy dry usually more or less wooded situations with the hostplants which are usually species of DESMODIUM.
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Flowering Plants Visited by Achalarus lyciades in Illinois
(observations are from Robertson and Clinebell; this skipper is the Hoary Edge)
Asclepiadaceae: Asclepias incarnata [plpr sn] (Rb), Asclepias syriaca [plpr sn] (Rb), Asclepias verticillata [plab sn] (Rb); Lamiaceae: Blephilia ciliata sn (Rb), Monarda fistulosa sn (Rb, Cl)
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Achalarus lyciades
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
The wingspan of the Hoary Edge is between 4.5 and 4.9 cm long. This particular butterfly is very similar in appearance to the Epargyreus clarus but is smaller and has a longer strip of diffused silver on its wing.
The Hoary Edge can be seen throughout the eastern United States in open woodlands, deciduous mixed forest and sandy areas.
There are two broods are year between April and September.
|Wikispecies has information related to: Achalarus lyciades|
- "Species Achalarus lyciades - Hoary Edge". Iowa State University Entomology. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- Scott, James A. (1992). The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2013-4.
- Kaufman, Kenn; Brock, Jim P. (2003). Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides). Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0-618-15312-8.
- Glassberg, Jeffrey (1999). Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-510668-7.
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