Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1020346

California Giant-Skipper
Agathymus stephensi

Observation date: October 12, 2014
Submitted by: diwalks2@gmail.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: They seem to like warm sunny canyons, we are not aware of any water source in this area. very hot sunny day, the giant skippers were hanging on shady cliff faces in heat of the day. second photo of habitat area we found these in, rolling hills covered in agave and juniper, very diverse area. If these skippers did not fly when approached, i don't think we would have ever found them. fast fliers but will stay still if approached slowly
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 22, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County