Spread-winged Skippers: Hoary Edge Achalarus lyciades
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1.75" - 1.94"|
|Habitat:||Open woods, brushy areas|
|Flight Period:||Mid-June to early July|
|Larval Host Plant:||Tick trefoils, wild indigo, bush clover|
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The Hoary Edge has a large white patch on the underside wing margin. It looks like a splotch of white paint.
Notice that the outer golden band on the forewing practically encloses the brown area forming a mini triangle. This does not occur on the Silver-spotted Skipper.