Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
An uncommon, fairly plain skipper with a bright tawny leading edge to the forewing, easily confused with the larger Crossline Skipper (P. origenes). Crossline is far more common in the Piedmont, but Tawny-edged may be more common in the Coastal Plain, especially in high-quality pine savannas. For more information, see my page with extensive discussion of Crossline/Tawny-edged ID.
New Hanover Co., NC 8/28/04.
|Female, Dare Co., NC 10/2/05.|