Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1070618

Orange Giant-Skipper
Agathymus neumoegeni

Observation date: October 26, 2015
Submitted by: DRTomberlin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Clear day, around 70 degrees, mid-afternoon- skipper was sitting in middle of cement walkway - fairly shy; spooked once but landed in a better place, but after two images, flew over the hill and into the brush - attempts to relocate were unsuccessful.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: February 16, 2016
Coordinator notes: I believe this is Agathymus neumoegeni. The hindwing underside and above-wing pattern look right and the date of observation is consistent with the flight time of this species, which is resident in the sighting locale. This species is not often seen, so this is a great find. SAT
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Jeff Davis County