Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1070575

Acacia Skipper
Cogia hippalus

Observation date: October 20, 2015
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I think this is a butterfly but am not sure--day flying, about 1.5 inches wingspan (when outstretched), habitually holds wings upright as in the first photograph. The color is mottled browns underneath, and on top it is almost black, very dark gray, darker than in the first photo. Has small patches of white at mid-wing, and the second wings, which are also black, have a white fringe on them
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: October 12, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Mexico, Baja California Sur