Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Throughout the Coastal Plain, scattered over the Piedmont, and sparingly in the mountains. Probably absent from the higher mountains.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Widespread, though uncommon to locally common, in the Coastal Plain. Rare over most of the Piedmont, where found in a number of western counties in 2000 and 2001. Rare in the southern mountains, and very rare in the central and northern mountains.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two to perhaps three broods in the Coastal Plain, from early April to late June (two broods?), and late July to late September. In the Piedmont, there is a very small April brood, another small brood from late May to early July, and a "large" one from late July to late September. Two broods seem to occur in the mountains. Despite roughly 100 flight dates for each of the Coastal Plain and Piedmont, there are irregularly scattered "spikes" and not the "nice" bell-shaped curves that easily define the flight periods!
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius) 08/17/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC
(same Skipper as below)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius) 08/17/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC
(same Skipper as above)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius) 05/14/07 · Wilkes County (M), NC
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius) 08/06/05 · Ashe County, NC