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Erynnis baptisiae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Erynnis baptisiae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Tribe  Erynnini
Rank  Species
Erynnis baptisiae CalPhotos Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing Skipper
Similar  Duskywing, Erynnis juvenalis, Erynnis horatius, Erynnis brizo, Thorybes bathyllus

Wild indigo duskywing erynnis baptisiae

Erynnis baptisiae, the wild indigo duskywing, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in North America from southern New England and southern Ontario west to central Nebraska, south to Georgia, the Gulf Coast, and south-central Texas.


Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing

The species is rapidly expanding its range and abundance by colonizing plantings of crown vetch along roadways and railroad beds.

Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing

Erynnis lucilius, Erynnis baptisiae and Erynnis persius belong to the "Persius species complex", a confusing group of very similar species.

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The wingspan is 35–41 mm. Adults are on wing from late April to early June and again from July to August. There are two generations per year.

The larvae mainly feed on Baptisia tinctoria, but have also been recorded on Baptisia australis, Lupinus perennis, Thermopsis villosa and Coronilla varia. Adults feed on nectar from flowers of blackberry, white sweet clover, dogbane, sunflower, crimson clover and probably others.

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