Achalarus lyciades

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Hoary edge
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A. lyciades
Binomial name
Achalarus lyciades
Geyer (1832)
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Achalarus lyciades, the hoary edge, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae which can be seen throughout the eastern United States in open woodlands, deciduous mixed forest and sandy areas.

Description[edit]

The wingspan of the hoary edge is 4.5 to 4.9 cm. This butterfly is very similar in appearance to Epargyreus clarus but is smaller and has a longer strip of diffused silver on its wing.

Life cycle[edit]

There are two broods each year in April and September.

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References[edit]

  • "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.