Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1040904

Zilpa Longtail
Chioides zilpa

Observation date: April 14, 2015
Submitted by: TCollins
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We have a large native garden on the front of our ranch house. I saw this butterfly from my office window and new it was a longtail as a dashed out the house with my Canon SX50. I got several pictures of it while it was feeding from the Mealy Blue Sage. It stayed in the yard about 5 minutes and then flew off. The day was warm and a clear sky. It was a new species for the ranch and a new species for me in Kerr County
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 24, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kerr County, Texas