Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)

Uncommon and local, the coastal population of Byssus Skippers reaches the northernmost edge of its range in the southern half of the NC coastal plain. With two broods, adults are on the wing in May/June and Aug/Sep.
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus), female
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

The camera flash caused the skipper to jump and flash its wings open


Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus), male
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Island Creek, Jones Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

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Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus), Female
Brunswick Co., NC
25 Aug 2007
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus), Female
Brunswick Co., NC
25 Aug 2007

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus) Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus) Byssus Skipper can look similar to Southern Broken-Dash, but note that Byssus Skippers show a light chevron pattern in the underforewing as well as the underhindwing. (Southern Broken-Dash shows only a couple of light spots near the apex of the underforewing.) Byssus Skipper is generally larger than Southern Broken-Dash, too.
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
New Hanover Co., NC
27 Aug 2005
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
New Hanover Co., NC
27 Aug 2005

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Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
New Hanover Co., NC
28 August 2004
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
New Hanover Co., NC
28 August 2004

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus), Worn female
Brunswick Co., NC
4 September 2004

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Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
New Hanover Co., NC
28 August 2004
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Harnett Co., NC
3 Sep 2006

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Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus), Male
Harnett Co., NC
3 Sep 2006
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Craven Co., NC
31 Aug 2008

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Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Brunswick Co., NC
29 Aug 2009
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Carteret Co., NC
30 Aug 2009

Nectaring on Helenium amarum (left) and Bidens aristosa (right).

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
23 Aug 2018
NC range extension and first Durham Co. record!
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
11 Sep 2018


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