Golden-banded Skipper in NC!

Randy Emmitt birdcr at
Fri Jun 2 21:39:38 EDT 2000


The mythical Golden-banded Skipper, Autochton cellus was found and
photographed yesterday in the now famous Caswell Gamelands in Caswell
county, NC. Historically it has been found in nearby Orange county and
once every few years in the mountains.

I just tripped onto it by pure accident. I saw some Cabbage White flying
at the end of a field a walked right up on it. I managed 6-7 decent
photos before it vanished. You can see three of the photos at


Randy Emmitt
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