Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)

Uncommon to fairly common in the Eastern half of NC but uncommon to rare in the Western half. This species is two-brooded here, flying in May/June and late Jul-Sep.
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Wake Co., NC
25 May 2008

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
25 Sep 2016

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
25 Sep 2016
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
25 Sep 2016

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) The very rich rusty brownish-orange color, relatively small size (for skippers in general), and "3" shaped mark in underhindwing distinguish this from other species.
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Orange Co., NC
7 June 2006

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Durham Co., NC
20 August 2005
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Durham Co., NC
20 August 2005

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Durham, NC
30 May 2003
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Durham, NC
30 May 2003

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
New Hanover Co., NC
28 August 2004
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho), Female
Durham Co., NC
20 Aug 2005

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Duke Forest Blackwood Division, Orange Co., NC
25 May 2007
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Duke Forest Blackwood Division, Orange Co., NC
18 June 2008

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Wilkes Co., NC
24 Aug 2016

Despite the dark brown dorsal, the quick glimpse we got of the ventral was fairly rusty orange, so we called this a Southern in the field.


Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) The male on the left was courting the female on the right. Either the male is a worn (and therefore has lost its rusty color) Southern Broken-Dash, or it's a Northern Broken-Dash attempting to produce some hybrids! One lepidopterist in TX recently reported that Southerns and Northerns cannot be separated in the field...

Durham Co., NC
4 Sep 2007


Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho), Mated pair
Orange Co., NC
5 June 2007

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