Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1058175

Persius Duskywing
Erynnis persius

Observation date: July 29, 2015
Submitted by: Nancy Asquith
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: very hot and sunny conditions; near midday. Moth behaved like a butterfly nectaring at those flowers available in a dry landscape. When I got home and took a closer look at the antennae, which do not seem to be club-shaped, I concluded it was a moth. I submitted the sighting as a moth sighting, and it remained "pending." Then I did some looking around and realized that it was probably a spreadwing skipper. I guess I did not pay enough attention to the pacuvius's antennae.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: August 31, 2015
Coordinator notes: This is not a moth, but a butterfly (Erynnis persius, Persius Duskywing). I think the subspecies may be "borealis." Bob Martin