Sachem Skipper (Atalopedes campestris)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Atalopedes
Species: campestris

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Barling, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Bear, Delaware
Benton, Kentucky
Greensboro, North Carolina
Pequea, Pennsylvania
Onley, Virginia
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Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 19, 2010, Bob_71 from Severna Park, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

With all the variations in the marking and the color of this skipper, I found that I had more trouble with ID's than on any other. It is one of the most visually present butterflies in my garden over a long season. It is constantly swarming in the mating mode. Hard not to like this precocious little butterfly.

Neutral

On Jun 17, 2007, pford1854 from Marion, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Competes with the Fiery Skipper as the most common in Arkansas. Also loves yards and gardens. http://www.hr-rna.com/RNA/Bfly pages/Sachem page.htm