Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

Fiery Skippers are found statewide in NC, where they can be abundant in parts of the coastal plain (I've seen over a thousand in a day on the Pettigrew State Park NABA Butterfly Count) but rare in parts of the mountains. This species is one of the most frequently encountered orange skippers in yards and gardens.
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), female on left, male on right
Washington Co., NC
19 June 2004

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Male
Durham Co., NC
11 Apr 2006
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Female
Chatham Co., NC
20 Oct 2005

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Female
Nectaring on Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)
Orange Co., NC
25 July 2003
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Female
Nectaring on Large Flower Aster (Aster grandiflorus)
Chatham Co., NC
20 Oct 2005

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Female
Durham Co., NC
10 Aug 2008
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Male
Durham Co., NC
10 Aug 2008

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Male
Durham Co., NC
2 Nov 2013
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Male
Rowan Co., NC
22 Sep 2012

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
San Luis Obispo Co., CA
8 July 2007
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Male
Durham Co., NC
13 Oct 2014
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Female
Pettigrew Butterfly Count, Washington Co., NC
21 June 2006

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Female on left, male on right
Duke Gardens, Durham Co., NC
17 Oct 2007

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Weymouth Woods, Moore Co., NC
10 Oct 2004

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Duke Gardens, Durham Co., NC
5 June 2011

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Bubali Preserve, Aruba
16 June 2011


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