Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Found at scattered sites in all three provinces, but just two known records for the northern half of the mountains. Just one recent Coastal Plain record away from the Sandhills.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Rare in the Piedmont and in the southern mountains. Very rare in the northern mountains, as well as the Sandhills. Seemingly absent from most of the Coastal Plain.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two broods, with the first almost certainly the larger of the two. The first brood in the Coastal Plain is mainly in April (and probably into May); the second is in late June and into July. The Piedmont flight periods are from mid-April to mid-June, and most of July. Much more data needed in the mountains.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis) 05/12/05 · Ashe County, NC · female