Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1102796

Urania skipper
Phocides urania

Observation date: August 18, 2015
Submitted by: sfbaywildlife
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was identified, by an expert, on iNaturalist - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13472660 Reference - http://butterfliesofamerica.com/L/t/Phocides_urania_vida_a.htm
Status: Stray
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: May 13, 2023
Coordinator notes: I do believe this is Phocides urania vida ssp: vida. While this is a very worn individual, the key elements are present. Unlike others in this genus "urania" does not have any striping on its thorax. In addition, the ssp: vida, does not have FW bars. Butterflies of America only has it as far south as Costa Rica, but Panama is not an unrealistic sighting. Possibly a stray.
Checklist region(s): Panama, Chiriquí Province