Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Essentially statewide, but relatively few records for the southern Coastal Plain; nonetheless, it probably occurs in all counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Uncommon in most places, but may be locally fairly common to common. Despite it being common in much of the East, it is seemingly not a common species in NC, at least not away from civilization. However, its abundance may be overlooked, as relatively little field work takes place in cultivated fields and their edges.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Apparently three broods in NC; a rather small brood from early April to mid-May downstate and to early June in the mountains; seemingly two larger broods downstate from late May or early June to mid-September. One or two mountain broods from late June into September.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus) 06/12/06 · Ashe County, NC · female
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus) 05/12/06 · Ashe County, NC · male
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus) 05/11/04 · Ashe County, NC