Palatka Skipper (Euphyes pilatka)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: The tidewater region of the lower Coastal Plain only; recorded from at least 13 counties, ranging from Currituck on the north to Brunswick on the south. It ranges "inland" to Beaufort County.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Local; may be locally common to abundant, at least from Craven and Pamlico counties northward, but apparently uncommon and local southward.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two broods; mid- or late May to mid-July, and early September to early October. The second brood seems surprisingly brief; most skippers have second broods that extend over two months or more.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.