Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1080412

Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo

Observation date: May 04, 2016
Submitted by: icosahedron
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 60 degrees, overcast. Lots of typical E.Propertius and Northern Cloudywings; this one stood out.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 05, 2016
Coordinator notes: Both brizo and icelus are recorded for Sonoma County but the more brown hindwing is a character of brizo which occurs on hilltops with scrub oaks, the larval host. Yes these two species do stand out as different from other duskywings though some persius can look like icelus-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County