Swarthy Skipper Nastra lherminier

In NC, Swarthy Skipper is fairly common in the Eastern half of the state and uncommon to rare in the Western half. Adults are on the wing May/Jun and Jul-Oct. Swarthy Skippers are quite small, dull colored, and have light veins that "stand out".
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Harnett Co., NC
29 May 2005
Durham Co., NC
20Aug 2005

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Hoke Co., NC
12 September 2004
same individual

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Sep 2004
Orange Co., NC
29 May 2003

Person Co., NC
13 June 2006
Person Co., NC
13 June 2006

Nectaring on Iris prismatica

Harnett Co., NC
21 May 2006

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skippers Nastra lherminier
Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009

There were originally 4 Swarthy Skippers on this flower (Elephantopus) when I first went for the camera.


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Created on ... June 29, 2003 | Updated on ... Oct 10, 2009 | jeffpippen9@gmail.com