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Spotting

1 Species ID Suggestions

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago
Carolina Roadside-skipper
Amblyscirtes carolina Carolina Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes carolina


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courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 8 years ago

I compared it to other pictures of Carolina Roadside Skippers and it didn't seem to match up to me. Any other suggestions?

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Thanks, great pointers. How about shape? I always associated roadside-skippers with a more straight-edged forewing, more or less in line with the hindwing.

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago

It is possible I'm wrong. But to me, the color and apparent size say Carolina Roadside-skipper, not Sachem or Fiery which I think would be the other two contenders. The ground color is very pale and appears to be pale brownish and the spots appear to be very reddish-brown. Also, the forewing is very dark brownish which I also would not associate with the other two.

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

How can you tell it's a Carolina Roadside-skipper? I can't see the abdomen and the fringe on the forewing is worn. Also the antennae is not striped like Randy's site shows.

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 8 years ago

That's a great spotting!

courtneyhitson
Spotted by
courtneyhitson

Rochelle, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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