In Mass., they tend to show up in small numbers in the Connecticut Valley, during September...
Another one to watch out for next month is the Ocola Skipper...They've been fairly regular in southern New England also...I had two in our garden in Peabody, MA in mid-Sept. 2003, on butterfly bush...


From: Vermont Butterfly Survey on behalf of MARIE/KEVIN HEMEON
Sent: Tue 8/23/2005 6:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [VTLEPS] Checkered skippers

They had them in various places in Mass. last year too. They use members of the mallow family for host plants ( I believe, correct me if I'm wrong). Gee I've got to get out. Cloudless Sulpurs now this. Kevin

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	From: Kent McFarland <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  
	To: [log in to unmask] 
	Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 9:42 AM
	Subject: [VTLEPS] Checkered skippers

	Someone told me today that they have seen a bunch of Checkered 
	Skippers about 50 miles sw of the SW border of VT. So, Folks down 
	that way, keep your eyes open for a state record vagrant.
	Kent McFarland
	Conservation Biology Department
	Vermont Institute of Natural Science
	27023 Church Hill Rd.
	Woodstock, VT  05091
	802-457-1053 x124