Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1044308

Arizona Powdered Skipper
Systasea zampa

Observation date: May 16, 2015
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: high 75 few passing clouds, rain day before around .50 ground wet 3-4 inches down cacti juniper scrub, agave, buckwheat sweet bush cat claw desert willow. few large butterflies. small numbers of little ones also. annuals dried up. some perennials blooming. lost of agave blooms, desert willow, buckwheat, climbing milk vine, desert milk weed, white stem, and rush milkweed. all blooming. some sweet bush blooms a few others. the mesquite covered in blooms. very sweet smell of agave and mesquite nectar!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 30, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County