Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)

Generally uncommon but widespread in NC, Hoary Edge has a spring brood and a summer brood. From above, Hoary Edges can be distinguished from the similar Silver-spotted Skipper because the former has a cluster of large, gold spots in the center of the wing that tightly surround a small brown spot. Silver-spotted Skippers lack this pattern.
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades) Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Korstian Division, Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
5 May 2004
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Korstian Division, Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
5 May 2004

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades) Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Clay Co., NC
22 May 2005
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Orange Co., NC
21 Aug 2005

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades) Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Caswell Co., NC
4 May 2006
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Caswell Co., NC
4 May 2006

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades) Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
1 June 2009
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
1 June 2009

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades) Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Caswell Co., NC
17 June 2006
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Durham Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
17 Aug 2014

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Durham Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
11 Aug 2019

With a Silver-spotted Skipper peering up from below...


Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Durham Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
27 July 2019

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Ricmond Co., NC
28 Apr 2019

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Durham Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
27 July 2019

With an American Lady in the left photo



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