Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Statewide; found in all three provinces and likely occurs in all 100 counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Fairly common and widespread in the Piedmont; locally fairly common in the Coastal Plain, but seemingly uncommon in the mountains. This is a common and widespread species to our north, but it is somewhat less numerous in NC than in states to our north.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two broods, which are quite extended in time relative to other Euphyes skippers. Downstate, early or mid-May to early or mid-July, and mid-July to mid-October, very rarely to early November. The main flight in the mountains is from early June to early August, but there is a small second brood in August and September; more mountain data needed.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris) 07/19/06 · Alleghany County, NC
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris) 07/22/06 · Wilkes County (M), NC · male
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris) 07/18/05 · Ashe County, NC · female