Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: The mountains, Piedmont, and Sandhills; also sparingly in the northern Coastal Plain. Range in the Coastal Plain is very poorly known, but seemingly absent in most areas, despite its presence in many Coastal Plain counties in SC. We have no data on the Dare County record and do not know if there is currently any population still there.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Uncommon to locally fairly common, but restricted in habitat in the mountains and Piedmont; rare in the Sandhills, though common in a few wetlands at Fort Bragg. Very rare to absent in most of the eastern 2/3rds of the Coastal Plain.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two broods. The overall flight in each province is roughly from mid-May to mid-September, with the gap between broods downstate in late June and in early July in the mountains. Peak numbers are from late May to early June, and again from early August to mid-August.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia) 07/09/06 · Ashe County, NC
Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia) 07/13/06 · Ashe County, NC
Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia) 07/13/06 · Ashe County, NC · mated
Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia) 07/02/06 · Alleghany County, NC