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Apr 30

Golden Banded-Skipper Butterfly

This appears to be a Golden Banded-Skipper Butterfly [Autochton cellus] photographed at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, on the Trillium Trail, on 30 April 2016.  The Golden Guide to Butterflies and Moths, pages 74-75, states that it’s “generally uncommon and unusually sluggish.”

Butterflies and Moths of North America: Autochton cellus

Golden Banded-Skipper at the WNC Nature Center - 30 April 2016

Golden Banded-Skipper at the WNC Nature Center – 30 April 2016

Golden Banded-Skipper (wing edges) - 30 April 2016

Golden Banded-Skipper (wing edges) – 30 April 2016

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