Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1138940

Golden Banded-Skipper
Autochton cellus

Observation date: July 03, 2017
Date notes: Caterpillar was found alone on thicket bean vine. I took it to raise it. I returned the butterfly to the original vine after it eclosed from the chrysalis.
Submitted by: Tommie Rogers
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on Thicket Bean plant. The third photo is the chrysalis. The caterpillar made of nest of leaves before pupating. The chrysalis was inside the nest. I released the butterfly on August 3 in the original place where I located the caterpillar. The photo of the skipper is after the release.
Status: Resident
Verified by: dbruce
Verified date: September 13, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Marion County, Tennessee, United States