Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1004524

Wandering Skipper
Panoquina errans

Observation date: September 02, 2014
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: dry hot clear day, mid to upper seventies. on buckwheat the white flower, and little golden bush the yellow. on coastal dunes. lots of salt grass on the same dunes. At san clemente state beach.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 03, 2014
Coordinator notes: Resident in Orange County but unknown to me personally at the site you found this. Orsak in his 1977-78 Orange County book gave lots of records for Newport Beach and Bay. Maybe that is another name for where you were, I am not familiar with that county geographically. Your skipper is considered rare and has a very limited range, but often common where found-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County