Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1080338

Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis afranius

Observation date: April 29, 2016
Submitted by: Bdog
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 70 degrees, patrolling a small area near the ground in the afternoon.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 05, 2016
Coordinator notes: Based on habitat you describe, it looks to be too low for pacuvius, a species hard to tell apart from afranius without having specimens. I have taken afranius in Sedona, AZ in desert like habitat in gullies, now developed-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County