Common Sootywing

Pholisora catullus

Genus Pholisora
Subfamily Spread-wing Skippers
Family Skippers
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Common Sootywing

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Occurrence   Statewide except Nantucket - resident
Abundance Uncommon to fairly common
Flight Period Early May to late September
Notes Often easier to find in gardens than elsewhere
Overwintering Larva
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Common Sootywing

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 7/21/2002
Acton

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Common Sootywing

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 5/31/2003
Foxboro

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Common Sootywing

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/23/2005
Bolton Flats, Bolton

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Common Sootywing

Photo by Frank Model - 8/21/2006
Northampton Community Gardens

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Common Sootywing

Photo by Frank Model - 8/16/2006
Northampton Community Gardens
Mating

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Common Sootywing

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 10/9/2007
Northampton Community Gardens

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