Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Essentially statewide, but widely scattered in the Coastal Plain, despite an abundance of field work. However, as the species has been reported at several sites in SC near the coast, we can assume that it is found over nearly all of NC.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Fairly common in the Piedmont, but uncommon in the mountains and the western Coastal Plain. Definitely rare in most of the Coastal Plain, except for the Sandhills, where it is regularly seen.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two broods, but the second is a partial or weak one. Downstate, the main brood is from mid-April (rarely from late March) to mid-June; a partial brood is from early July to late August. In the mountains, the two flights fall between late April and late August.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) 05/08/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC · male
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) 05/30/06 · Ashe County, NC · male
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) 05/08/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC · female
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) 06/09/06 · Wilkes County (P), NC · female