Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1003522

Uncas Skipper
Hesperia uncas

Observation date: August 27, 2014
Submitted by: ryanteynor
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I got this photo by accident - was just photographing the nasturtium and the little guy flew in. I have never seen a moth with wings like this, one set flat along the plane of its body and the other held almost perpendicular (you can see the shadow they cast in the photo). It flew away after a few seconds, apparently happy and healthy, so I'm assuming the wings are exactly the way they're supposed to be.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: September 03, 2014
Coordinator notes: This is not a moth, but a skipper.
Checklist region(s): United States, Utah, Salt Lake County