Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus) - larvae on
Black Locust (Robinia pseudo-acacia) - Newton County, Arkansas

These were among large numbers of Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargryeus clarus) larvae on this host. Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco) also uses this host, but it is doubtfull that any of these belong to that difficult to identify vagrant. to Arkansas

early-instar larva getting ready to molt 6/20/04

similar stage, but darker 6/20/04

mid-instar (?)larva on 6/21/04
This must be from an egg laid very early in the flight period, in early May.

another mid-instar (?) larva on 7/11/04

a pre-molt larva, probably going to final instar on 7/27/04

Digital images - Bob Barber