Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1278254

Byssus Skipper
Problema byssus

Observation date: June 10, 2010
Date notes: Good date and time from photo metadata.
Submitted by: Roy Cohutta
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is the photo for Sighting 485945, https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/485945 Currently Sighting 485945 has no photo. Mike verified this on August 3, 2010. He may have obtained the record from Jim F. I am sorry, but I don't think I was aware of BOMONA during that period (?) The specimen was nectaring in the large dove field at the Albany Nursery WMA. The grasses and weeds in the field were from ground level up to waist/chest high at the time. There are some damp, swampy areas nearby. This photo was published in American Butterflies, Volume 18: Number 3, Fall 2010, page 45. American Butterflies (ISSN 1087-450X) is published quarterly by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). The caption in American Butterflies Magazine read in part: "Byssus Skippers have a curious distribution, with midwestern and southeastern populations. Most authors have depicted the southeastern range as comprised of two disjunct populations. The find of this species in Dougherty Co., GA, suggests that the range of the southeastern populations is more continuous."
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: October 26, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia, Dougherty County