Overview

Distribution

occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: A variety of brushy dry usually more or less wooded situations with the hostplants which are usually species of DESMODIUM.

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Migration

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.

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Associations

Flowering Plants Visited by Achalarus lyciades in Illinois

Achalarus lyciades Geyer: Hesperiidae, Lepidoptera
(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)

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Achalarus lyciades

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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Wikipedia

Achalarus lyciades


Description[edit]

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.

Distribution[edit]

The Hoary Edge can be seen throughout the eastern United States in open woodlands, deciduous mixed forest and sandy areas.

Life cycle[edit]

There are two broods are year between April and September.

Larval Foods[edit]

References[edit]


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