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Anybody recognize this mug?

Posted by seedmoney 8A ( on
Mon, Oct 4, 10 at 12:54

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.


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RE: Anybody recognize this mug?

Looks like a very nice picture of a Sachem.

RE: Anybody recognize this mug?

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

RE: Anybody recognize this mug?

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

RE: Anybody recognize this mug?

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

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