Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)

In NC, Swarthy Skipper is fairly common in the Eastern half of the state and uncommon to rare in the Western half. Adults are on the wing May/Jun and Jul-Oct. Swarthy Skippers are quite small, dull colored, and have light veins that "stand out".
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Durham Division, Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
9 Aug 2017

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Durham Division, Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
9 Aug 2017

Worn individuals. Left Swarthy is nectaring on Lobelia puberula and the right Swarthy is nectaring on Liatris.

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Durham Division, Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
25 Sep 2018
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Durham Division, Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
25 Sep 2018

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Durham Division, Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
6 Oct 2019

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Durham Division, Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
31 May 2020

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Durham Division, Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
7 June 2020

Tawny-edged Skipper with Swarthy Skipper on Lobelia
Durham Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
27 Sep 2020

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Harnett Co., NC
29 May 2005
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Durham Co., NC
20Aug 2005

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Hoke Co., NC
12 September 2004

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Sep 2004
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Orange Co., NC
29 May 2003

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Person Co., NC
13 June 2006
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Person Co., NC
13 June 2006

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Harnett Co., NC
21 May 2006

Nectaring on Iris prismatica


Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier) Swarthy Skippers Nastra lherminier
Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009

There were originally 4 Swarthy Skippers on this flower (Elephantopus) when I first went for the camera.


Swarthy Skippers Nastra lherminier
Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
17 May 2020

Nectaring on Narrowleaf Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa)
iPhone photo



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