Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Statewide, occurring in all provinces on numerous occasions, and doubtless present in all counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: In late summer and fall, it is very common to abundant in the southeastern corner of the state; common to very common elsewhere in the Coastal Plain and the eastern half of the Piedmont; uncommon to fairly common in the western Piedmont and mountains. It is generally uncommon, at best, in any province prior to late July or early August.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: The primary flight period, seemingly of one long brood, is early July to early November, rarely to early December. The first brood in NC is comparatively small; this flight period is from mid-April into June. Though often considered as migratory, the Clouded Skipper in NC may be more of a "winter-stressed" species instead.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius) 08/03/06 · Wilkes County (M), NC · female
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius) 10/01/05 · Ashe County, NC · female
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius) 08/14/05 · Ashe County, NC · male
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius) 07/31/04 · Ashe County, NC · male
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius) 07/30/04 · Ashe County, NC · mated