Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1102683

Leonard's Skipper
Hesperia leonardus

Observation date: August 31, 2010
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mesic grassland habitat, top of a flat ridge. Well established population with over a dozen H.l. pawnee expected to be seen at the height of the early Sept flight. Most males are unmarked, some with faint HW spots that almost form a band. Females have more distinct pale spots. Blue Gramma is common, as are blooming Liatris.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 02, 2016
Coordinator notes: A male that is showing flight wear. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Boulder County