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Common Branded-Skipper - Hesperia comma
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Common Branded-Skipper - Coldbrook, NS - 2007-08-24
Photo © Angus MacLean
Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon

Flight Period
Late July to early September. Historically very few records, but a good number of reports during the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas.

Habitat
Grassy meadows, fields, roadsides.

Larval Foodplants
Perennial grasses and sedges (Opler).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
They were relatively abundant at Mount Uniacke in August of 2000.

Common Branded-Skipper - Mount Uniacke, NS, 2000-08-13
Common Branded-Skipper - Mount Uniacke, NS - 2000-08-13
2000-08-13
Photo © Peter Payzant
Common Branded-Skipper - River Bourgeois, NS, 2011-09-01
Common Branded-Skipper - River Bourgeois, NS - 2011-09-01
2011-09-01
Photo © Rita Viau
Common Branded-Skipper - Spencer's Island, 2012-08-14
Common Branded-Skipper - Spencer's Island - 2012-08-14
2012-08-14
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Common Branded-Skipper - , 2013-08-25
Common Branded-Skipper - 2013-08-25
2013-08-25
Photo © Phil Schappert