Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Essentially throughout the mountains, and also the western and northern Piedmont. A record for Wake County might be of a vagrant, as the other records are east only to Rockingham, Forsyth, Rowan and Polk counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Fairly common in the northern mountains, but apparently uncommon and local south of Asheville. Rare to uncommon along the northwestern and far western Piedmont. This is a common to very common butterfly in states to our north, but in NC it is much less numerous.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: The literature says there are two broods in the East. However, the flight chart suggests three broods; mid-May to mid-July, late July to late August, and early September to late September. There is a known break in broods in mid-July, as worn individuals are found around July 10 and fresh ones in late July. Recorded in the Washington, DC, area into early October. Might be present into early May, and into October, in the Piedmont.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius) 05/28/07 · Ashe County, NC · male
(same Skipper as below)
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius) 05/28/07 · Ashe County, NC · male
(same Skipper as above)
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius) 07/29/06 · Ashe County, NC · male
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius) 06/13/06 · Ashe County, NC · female
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius) 05/26/06 · Ashe County, NC · mated