Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Widely scattered records throughout the Coastal Plain, and a handful of records for the eastern half of the Piedmont. It has been found on the Outer Banks. This is a migrant from the south, though it does breed in the state.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Rare; somewhat erratic from year to year. In most years, a few are reported; in 2004, there were four reports for the Coastal Plain and one for Wake County in the Piedmont. It should be less rare in the southern Coastal Plain than farther northward.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: This migrant occurs mostly in late summer and fall, from mid-August to early December. However, one was seen in early July 2000, a surprisingly early date for an adult in NC. Even more amazing was an individual photographed on April 28, 2006, by Randy Newman; this is our first spring record.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.