Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Rare Skipper
Problema bulenta

Observation date: August 06, 2014
Submitted by: Brian Taber
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: BAMONA just identified my recent submission of Rare Skipper as Delaware, but there were several skippers there that same date and location, so I'm submitting another here and will send 3 more photos as they look like different individuals. For the previous submission's ID as Delaware, I did notice from the BAMONA website that there is size overlap and of course there's individual variation, but the dark upper hindwing margins on your website photo for Delaware look much thinner than the photo I sent...I appreciate that this is a tough ID...
Status: Resident
Verified by: richardhsmith
Verified date: August 24, 2014
Coordinator notes: Species determination has been revised to Rare Skipper after extensive review of additional photos of several specimens from same vicinity, day, and time period taken by submitter and an associate.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, James City County