Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Apparently statewide, but very few mountain records; possibly absent in the higher mountains and in most of the northern mountains. Throughout the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, though there are some gaps in the county dot map, particularly in the northern Coastal Plain.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Uncommon to fairly common, in the lower Piedmont and upper Coastal Plain; most numerous (at times common) in the Sandhills. Uncommon in many parts of the state, such as the upper Piedmont and lower Coastal Plain; rare in the mountains, where probably found only at the lower elevations.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two distinct broods -- in the Coastal Plain from mid-April to mid-June, and early July to mid-September, rarely mid-October. Broods in the Piedmont fly slightly later -- late April to mid-June, and mid-July to mid-September, rarely to early October. The second brood is apparently larger than the first. Much more mountain data needed.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)07/26/07 · Wilkes County, NC
(same Skipper as below)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)07/26/07 · Wilkes County, NC
(same Skipper as above)