Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: A single record, from mainland Dare County (2005). This is a stray from Florida, where it can be common in the southern portion of the state. There are isolated records from SC, MD, NJ, NY, and ME, based on Cech and Tudor (2005). The two SC records are from coastal or near-coastal counties, as well.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Accidental north of Florida.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: The record from NC was of one individual, a male, seen on October 2. Strays are expected to occur in late summer or fall.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.