Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1106972

Laviana White-Skipper
Heliopetes laviana

Observation date: October 19, 2016
Submitted by: TCollins
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Our ranch house native garden is overflowing with butterflies and moths. While I was working around the edges, a smaller white butterfly flew from a Mealy Blue Sage and up onto another Sage higher in the garden. Although it never gave me a perfect view, I got about 6 pictures that clearly show it is a worn Laviana. One more southern Texas species showing up in Central Texas this week. I talked to some other butterfly folks who mentioned one was found in Comal County the same day. Again there is only a Legacy record.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 20, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kerr County, Texas