Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Widely scattered across the state; found in all three provinces, but only recorded from one mountain county (Buncombe). Found along the Outer Banks.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Rare to locally uncommon; quite colonial. However, once a colony is found, it may be seen in some numbers (4 or more). Abundance pattern across the state is poorly known, other than obviously very rare in the mountains. This species' apparent scarcity is a mystery, but it is a small butterfly that could easily be overlooked.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Three broods, with the second and third "run together." A small brood from late April to late May, a much larger brood from late June to early August, and a third from mid-August into September.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii) 05/01/06 · Wilkes County (P), NC
Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii) 05/01/06 · Wilkes County (P), NC