Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1049127

Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes hegon

Observation date: June 17, 2015
Submitted by: tom howe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I am sending 2 pictures of what I think may be Pepper & Salt Skipper taken in the Smokies above the end of Tremont Rd, Blount Co. (I have 1 other pic) This was at the edge of a wide trail (old road bed) above Lynn Camp Prong. There is no cane in this area, just big deciduous woods. It was in the gravel and occasionally fled into the forbs only to emerge soon thereafter. Didn't have much time, then lost him.
Status: Resident
Verified by: dbruce
Verified date: June 27, 2015
Coordinator notes: When zoomed in to full size, there is enough detail to identify this as A. hegon. This is the first Blount County record for this species in the BAMONA database. This is the 89th species of butterfly documented in Blount.
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Blount County