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 otho)
Wake Co., NC
25 May 2008

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

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

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

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho otho)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho 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 otho 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 otho)
Durham Co., NC
20 August 2005
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho otho)
Durham Co., NC
20 August 2005

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

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

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho otho)
Croatan NF, Craven Co., NC
25 Aug 2018

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

Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho otho)
Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
6 Sep 2018

Worn individual


Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho 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) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho otho)
Durham Co., NC
4 Sep 2007

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...


Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho) Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho otho), Mated pair
Orange Co., NC
5 June 2007
'Pale' Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho clavus)
National Butterfly Center, Hidalgo Co., TX
1 May 2018
'Pale' Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho clavus)
Estero Llano Grande State Park, Hidalgo Co., TX
2 May 2018
'Pale' Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho clavus)
National Butterfly Center, Hidalgo Co., TX
1 May 2018

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