Dusky Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes alternata)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Recorded in NC only from the southern half of the Coastal Plain, north to Moore and Jones counties. However, its range extends north to extreme southeastern Virginia (though perhaps formerly); thus, it might occur in the northern Coastal Plain of NC.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Rare (or easily overlooked); perhaps locally uncommon in a few lower Coastal Plain sites. Recorded only from ten counties, five in the lower Coastal Plain and five in the Sandhills. As far as known, rare in the longleaf pine regions of the Coastal Plain, and very rare to absent elsewhere.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two, if not three, broods; in Virginia, dates range from April 26 to June 5, and July 15 to August 15 (Opler and Krizek 1984). Dates in NC span early April to mid-June, and early August to mid-September. More data are needed to clarify the broods, but it may be that there is a small brood in late May and June (rather than one "long" brood from early April to mid-June).
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.