Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Along the entire coast, from the Virginia line to the SC line. It is found not only in salt marshes near the coast, but it is also found at brackish marshes along the mainland side of Pamlico Sound, such as at mainland Dare and Hyde counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Common to abundant, and easily found, in the vicinity of tidal salt marshes. Also common in some brackish marshes on the mainland.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: The species has two or three broods in NC. Flights extend from very late April to late October -- a long spread of dates for just two broods -- with several records for each month in-between. There is a slight dip in records in mid-June; if this represents a break between flights, there would likely be three broods, as mid-June to late October is too long a period for a single brood. It is most common in late August and September.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin) 08/25/07 · Brunswick County, NC