Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1109757

Violet-banded Skipper
Nyctelius nyctelius

Observation date: December 04, 2016
Submitted by: bobscafe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flying about some Morning Glory vines, landing occasionally
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: August 02, 2022
Coordinator notes: The dark band on the folded wing is what caused me to choose this species, though I am not absolutely certain of the ID. The many submitted photos come in all shades of brown, so color is not an identifier nor the presence of a dark spot on the wing. Best of the available choices.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica, Guanacaste