Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1089865

Sandhill Skipper
Polites sabuleti

Observation date: July 19, 2016
Submitted by: RichHubie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sun came out along the coast. There were 8 or 9 of these butterflies in the same area. I believe I saw 2 of them mating. Area was right down on the beach near a dried outlet for Lake Cleone. I believe this is a Sandhill Skipper because of the cobweb pattern under HW.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 20, 2016
Coordinator notes: Very distinctive below, the upperside view seems like a typical male on top- I can't say what subspecies off hand-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mendocino County