COMMON ROADSIDE-SKIPPERS are not depicted in fieldguides as occurring this far south in the state.
They are, however, uncommon and localized in the Pine Mountain Range in Upson and Talbot Counties. The
first one that I found was near Potato Creek in Upson (July 22, 1991). Pierre Howard and I found one in Taylor
County on July 26, 2007. This is a very significant record for the Coastal Plain.
Habitat: They are found on the ground in dirt and gravel roads and will perch on vegetation along roadsides.
Their flight can be so fast that it is almost impossible to follow them as they chase away rival males and other intruding
Range: Talbot, Upson, and probably Meriwether. One record for Taylor.
Flight: April - May, and July - August.
Wingspan: 1 1/16 in.