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Upperside is dark brown; clear spots on forewing are small, triangular, and not aligned. Male forewing has a costal fold enclosing scent scales. Underside is brown with gray overscaling; hindwing has 2 dark bands. Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 7/8 inches (3.2 - 4.7 cm).
This one was observed in a southern deciduous forest at Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve near Clarks Hill (McCormick County), SC.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) including beggar's ticks (Desmodium), bush clover (Lespedeza), clover (Trifolium), lotus (Hosackia), and others. Adult Food: Usually nectar from blue, purple, pink, or white flowers including dogbane, selfheal, crown vetch, Japanese honeysuckle, thistles, common milkweed, Deptford pink, hoary vervain, and others. This spotting is a BAMONA record for the species for McCormick County, SC.
Spotted on Apr 13, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015