Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1050960

Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius

Observation date: June 27, 2015
Submitted by: diwalks2@gmail.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: late afternoon cloudy, dry except a light sprinkle mid day. black oaks, live oaks some lotus pine cedar forest with meadows
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 29, 2015
Coordinator notes: This is a difficult call because Afranius Duskywing is very similar, but the overall appearance and lack of white hairs along edge of hindwing seem to make Pacuvius callidus, a very nondescript duskywing more likely. Both species are in that area-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County