Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1112991

Meridian Duskywing
Erynnis meridianus

Observation date: March 11, 2017
Submitted by: choyt
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flying low and rapidly in the vicinity of a large puddle at the base of a limestone cliff.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: March 28, 2017
Coordinator notes: This is a tough one, but I think it is Meridian, which is known from the area, flies in March, and is unusually small in size compared to Meridian elsewhere. Afranius is not known from Eddy County.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Eddy County