Bell's Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes belli

There are several dark Roadside-Skippers in the south. This dusted and spotted species is likely the most common in our area with its range generally centered on Arkansas. A denizen of woods near water, it can be very locally common on some days. It loves to perch up on leaf tops as this one is doing. Much more likely to sit with wings closed than the Common Roadside Skipper.

A very dark individual. Still showing the fairly consistent outer spotting conformation.

Apparently endlessly variable. This one appears very fresh from the Hurricane Wilderness area. Browns and reds added.