Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1016944

MacNeill's Sootywing
Hesperopsis gracielae

Observation date: August 05, 2014
Submitted by: jason.eckberg
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Multiple individuals (3-5) observed feeding on alkali heliotrope (Heliotropium curvassicum) adjacent to large stands of quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 26, 2014
Coordinator notes: While not new to that area as you likely know, those are always a welcome find! I'm glad you recognized it as gracilae and not alpheus. Why some lump those as one species when the two are in different habitats and look different bewilders me-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Clark County, Nevada, United States