North Carolina Skippers

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Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on The Butterflies of North Carolina website and the Fourteenth Approximation pdf file both by Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. and Thomas E. Howard, Jr. For more information, such as habitat, food and nectar plants, searchable database, etc., please visit this site. Many thanks for their work in documenting this information and for allowing me to use it on my website.
My wife and I have photographed 117 out of the approximately 173 different species of butterflies that have been found in North Carolina, with the majority of them having been photographed in Ashe County.

Spread-wing Skippers (Hesperiidae-Pyrginae)

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes) No Photo
Golden Banded-Skipper (Autochton cellus) No Photo
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Confused Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)
Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis) No Photo
Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
Appalachian Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus wyandot)
Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) No Photo
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

Grass Skippers (Hesperiidae-Hesperiinae)

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minimus) No Photo
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
Cobweb Skipper (Hesperia metea)
Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus) No Photo
Meske's Skipper (Hesperia meskei) No Photo
Indian Skipper (Hesperia sassacus)
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes)
Long Dash (Polites Mystic)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos arogos) No Photo
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Rare Skipper (Problema bulenta) No Photo
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Aaron's Skipper (Poanes aaroni) No Photo
Yehl Skipper (Poanes yehl) No Photo
Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator) No Photo
Palatka Skipper (Euphyes pilatka) No Photo
Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion) No Photo
Dukes' Skipper (Euphyes dukesi) No Photo
Berry's Skipper (Euphyes berryi) No Photo
Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)
Loammi Skipper (Atrytonopsis loammi) No Photo
Pepper and Salt Skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius)
Carolina Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes carolina)
Reversed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes reversa) No Photo
Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
Dusky Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes alternata) No Photo
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
Twin-spot Skipper (Oligoria maculata)
Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius) No Photo
Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin)
Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae) No Photo
Cofaqui Giant-Skipper (Megathymus cofaqui) No Photo
Special thanks to Harry E. LeGrand, Jr., Thomas E. Howard, Jr., Ron Gatrelle, Jeff Pippen, Will Cook and Randy Emmitt for their help.
Did You Know? Interesting Butterfly Facts

NC Butterfly Links

Will Cook's Carolina Nature Butterflies
Jeff Pippen's Butterfly Page
Randy Emmitt's Butterflies of North Carolina
Dorothy Pugh's Butterfly Page
Notes on The Butterflies of North Carolina and the Fourteenth Approximation pdf file by Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. and Thomas E. Howard, Jr.
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