Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Though it is found into southeastern Virginia, and should occur over most of the NC Coastal Plain, our records cover only the southern half of the Coastal Plain, ranging north to Moore, Johnston, Craven, and southern Dare counties. It has also been found in the northwestern Piedmont in the Brushy Mountains of Alexander County, and in the lower Piedmont in Harnett County. Thus, it could certainly occur in scattered places over much of the Piedmont.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Local, and closely tied to patches of yuccas. Uncommon to rare in the southern Coastal Plain, and practically absent in the Piedmont, where known from just two sites.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: A single spring flight; in the Coastal Plain, from late March to very early May. In the Piedmont, probably from early April to late April.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.