Whirlabout (Polites vibex)

Fairly common in the NC coastal plain and sandhills and fairly rare in the southern NC piedmont, this species flies from spring into fall.
Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex), Male
Sandhills Gamelands, NC
1 Oct 2006
Whirlabout (Polites vibex), Male
Sandhills Gamelands, NC
1 Oct 2006

Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex), Male
New Hanover Co., NC
28 August 2004

Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Harnett Co., NC
3 Sep 2006

Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex), Male
Hoke Co., NC
12 Sep 2004
Whirlabout (Polites vibex), Female
Hoke Co., NC
12 Sep 2004

Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Brunswick Co., NC
24 April 2004
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Moore Co., NC
10 June 2006

Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
New Hanover Co., NC
15 May 2004
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
New Hanover Co., NC
26 Aug 2006

Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex), Female
Craven Co., NC
26 Aug 2012

Whirlabout (Polites vibex)

These agile skippers (like many other species) can perch upside down to nectar.

Johnston Co., NC
29 May 2005

Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex), Male
Sandhills Gamelands, NC
1 Oct 2006
Whirlabout (Polites vibex), Male
Brunswick Co., NC
25 Aug 2007

Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex) Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009

Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Suggs Mill Pond, Bladen Co., NC
2 Oct 2016

Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Croatan NF, Craven Co., NC
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
23 Sep 2016

Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
25 Sep 2016
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
25 Sep 2016

Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
25 Sep 2016


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