Cofaqui Giant-Skipper (Megathymus cofaqui)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Known only from monadnocks in the extreme western Piedmont and foothills, in Alexander and Polk counties (Kilian Roever, pers. comm.). To be looked for in the Sandhills and extreme southern Piedmont, as it has been found in adjacent counties (Lancaster and Chesterfield) in South Carolina.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Extremely rare; NC is at the northern edge of the range of the species.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: A single brood in midsummer. Kilian Roever has collected it in July in the two counties named above; these are apparently the only state records. In Georgia, the species' flight is from early July to mid-August, with a few September records (Opler and Krizek 1984). Rick Cech, Emily Peyton, Derb Carter, and Harry LeGrand, Jr. observed several in Georgia from the end of July into early August in 1999, further corroborating the flight period.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.