Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus slossonae)

Uncommon in the sandhills of NC, Dotted Skippers have two broods resulting in adults flying in May/June and Aug/Sep.

As LeGrand & Howard point out in their "Notes of the Butterflies of NC", females are browner below with more contrasting white spots, while males are more ochre with less contrasting spots.


Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus) Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus slossonae)
Richmond Co., NC
1 Oct 2006

Male, nectaring on Sandhill Chaffhead (Carphephorus bellidifolius)


Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus) Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus slossonae)
Female
Hoke Co., NC
12 September 2004
Male, nectaring on Blazing Star (Liatris)
Hoke Co., NC
12 September 2004

Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus) Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus slossonae)
Male
Sandhills Gamelands, NC
29 May 2003
Worn, nectaring on Summer Farewell (Dalea)
Hoke Co., NC
12 September 2004

Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus)
Worn male
Richmond Co., NC
1 Oct 2006

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