Dusky Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes alternata)

This small roadside skipper is difficult to separate from Common  and Bell's Roadside Skippers.  The fringes are lightly checkered and the hindwing is lightly dusted with grayish scales.  The forewing appears short and somewhat pointed and with a variable amount of white markings.  The antennal clubs are blunt and less tapered than in the other two species.  Rare throughout its range it is an inhabitant of open pine woods.
This lone skipper was seen on 5/20/2006 in the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Jones Co., Ga  several days after Michael Beohm had originally discovered a small colony.