Photo of the Month 2

This male sachem skipper was erroneously identified as a Peck’s by myself in a post on the CT butterfly list serve.  I was informed that is infact Atalopedes campestri (sachem).  This species is known as a more southernly species but in recent years there have been numerous sightings in the state.  Last year I saw a good sized population at work and then this year there were even more.  The previous late dates listed for the state were 10/27/2007 and 10/31/2009.  I took this cellphone picture on 11/6/2012 making for a NEW STATE RECORD.  wahoo.  Records are kept by the Connecticut Buttlerfly Association.  Check them out!

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