Erynnis lucilius

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Columbine duskywing
Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius) (7762864482).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Tribe: Erynnini
Genus: Erynnis
Species: E. lucilius
Binomial name
Erynnis lucilius
(Scudder & Burgess, 1870)
Synonyms
  • Thanaos lucilius Lintner, 1872

Erynnis lucilius, the columbine duskywing, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in North America from southern Quebec to Manitoba and south to the northeastern United States.[1]

The wingspan is 21–29 mm. There are two generations in the east from early May to mid-June.[1]

The larvae feed on Aquilegia canadensis.[2] They also sometimes feed on sometimes Aquilegia vulgaris.[3]

The species is listed as endangered in the Connecticut by state authorities.[4]

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