The caterpillar larvae of this skipper feed on tick trefoils, a type of wildflower from the bean family. One or two generations are born every year.
Details of the:
Hoary Edge Skipper
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common name: Hoary Edge Skipper
Scientific Name: Achalarus lyciades
Size (Adult, Length): 25mm to 40mm (0.98in to 1.57in)
Identifying Colors: brown, orange, white, gray, black, tan
Additional Descriptors: dark, mottled, small, flying
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama;Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas;Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.