Spread-winged Skippers: Common Sootywing
Pholisora catullus

Common Sootywing Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from 1" - 1.31"
Habitat: Fields, wooded floodplains, gardens
Occurrence Level: Common
Flight Period: May to August
Larval Host Plant: Lamb's quarters

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Common Sootywing
Dorchester County, MD. August 2, 2012

Nice ventral view showing that the hindwing is solid black.

Common Sootywing
Allegany County, MD. July 7, 2013

The Common Sootywing can appear black or very dark brown with small white spots.

Common Sootywing
Howard County, MD. July 25, 2012

Don't forget the white face!

Common Sootywing
Howard County, MD. August 8, 2012

Mated pair.