Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Apparently statewide, though distribution is spotty in the northeastern counties. Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. did not see the species during his 1994 surveys in the Dismal Swamp. Finally, in 2006, a report came from the Outer Banks, where the species seems mysteriously rare (at best).
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Abundant; the abundance near the coast needs further investigation, though it is obviously much less common near the coast than farther inland. This is the most numerous skipper in NC in the spring.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: A single brood; early March to mid-May (very rarely into June) downstate, and from late March into the first half of June in the mountains.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis) 04/25/06 · Ashe County, NC · male
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis) 05/19/05 · Ashe County, NC · female
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis) 04/19/05 · Ashe County, NC
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis) 04/18/05 · Ashe County, NC · mated