Long Dash (Polites mystic)

Very rare and local in the northern North Carolina mountains. Currently known from only one location in Alleghany Co. Will Cook and Ted Wilcox first discovered the population in June 2006. Long Dash are single brooded, flying from late May to June.
Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

Boldly marked, this is a very dashing skipper!


Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Male
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

Male
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007


Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Female
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

Female
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007


Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Male
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007


Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Male
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

Male
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007


Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Male
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

Male
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007


Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)

Females are more contrasty below and darker above than males.

Female
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007
Female
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

Male on the right courting a female on the left.


Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Washington Co., ME
7 July 2011
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Washington Co., ME
7 July 2011

Long Dash (Polites mystic) Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Near Condon north of Seeley Lake, Missoula Co., MT
11 July 2014
Long Dash (Polites mystic)
Near Condon north of Seeley Lake, Missoula Co., MT
11 July 2014

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