Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Throughout the Coastal Plain and the eastern/southern half of the Piedmont; scattered records for the remainder of the Piedmont and the mountains.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Very erratic in time and place. Along or near the southern coast, it may be common to abundant in fall. Elsewhere in the Coastal Plain and eastern Piedmont, it is fairly common, but at times can be quite common, as well, in late summer and fall. Rare and sporadic farther west.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: The flight period is essentially a single one (presumably composed of two broods) in late summer and fall, from early July to late August, and late August to mid-November, rarely to early December. Peak numbers occur in October. There is a tiny brood in the Coastal Plain and eastern Piedmont in late May and June.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola) 10/09/06 · Wilkes County (P), NC
Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola) 10/17/05 · Wilkes County (P), NC