Reversed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes reversa)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Scattered over the Coastal Plain, with a record for Gaston County along the southern Piedmont and a new (2003) record for Franklin County in the eastern Piedmont. Remarkably, a few small populations were found in 2004 in the mountains in Swain County. Records are clustered mainly in the Sandhills and the southeastern coastal counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Very uncommon in the Sandhills and the southern half of the coast; rare and local elsewhere in the Coastal Plain. Extremely rare in the southern and eastern Piedmont and in the southern mountains. It appears to be equally numerous as the Carolina Roadside-Skipper in the Sandhills, but it is rarer than that species over much of the remainder of the Coastal Plain.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Three broods in the Coastal Plain; early or mid-April to mid-May, mid-June to mid- or late July, and early August to early September. No idea how many broods are present at the tiny populations in the Piedmont and mountains.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.