Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Accidental; a single record for Buncombe County. This is a species of the Deep South, ranging regularly north to northern Florida only. Observers in SC added three new county records (Hampton, Jasper, and Williamsburg) in 2006.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Recorded only from one county. Reported several times (including a specimen taken as a voucher) in fall 1999 from James Island, Charleston County, SC., and photographed in Horry County, SC, in 2003. There were a handful of SC records in 2006.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Scattered all year in Florida. Date of the NC record not known, but most SC dates are for the fall season, as would be expected for a southern migrant species.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.