Anybody recognize this mug?

seedmoneyOctober 4, 2010

Greetings,

Snapped a pic of this gorgeous Skipper nectaring on the blossoms of common basil, Ocimum basilicum. Anybody recognize the species? I'm in eastern North Carolina, about 10 miles from the Great Dismal Swamp, and two miles from the bay.

Regards,

seedmoney

Here is a link that might be useful: Who can it be now?

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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Looks like a very nice picture of a Sachem.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 1:17PM
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seedmoney

Wow! You are good, butterflymomok---your efforts and quick response are appreciated. Applause Seedmoney

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 2:12PM
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runmede(7a Virginia)

It's a male Sachem, you usually see them chasing females, which are a bit different looking.

These are having an irruption this year, too.

This year I raised the blade on my mower to 3 inches. I think this has helped my yard raise more Sachems.

They are migrants. They do not winter over in the north.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sachem, Atalopedes campestris

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 6:33PM
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bandjzmom(7 NWGeorgia)

What a nice shot! I love the little Skippers. They have been in abundance here this season.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 6:40AM
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