Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Statewide; doubtless occurs in every county in the state.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Common to abundant; one of the most often encountered skippers anywhere in NC, from the high mountains to the coast. It is often abundant in the mountains, and is least common in the eastern counties, but it is certainly common in the latter region.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Two, to probably three, broods; however, downstate it appears to be continuously on the wing from mid-March to late October. The first flight in the mountains begins in mid-April, rarely late March.mountains.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) 06/11/05 · Ashe County, NC
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) 06/04/05 · Ashe County, NC
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) 06/28/04 · Ashe County, NC · mated