Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1124516

Delaware Skipper
Anatrytone logan

Observation date: June 24, 2017
Submitted by: Thomlinson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Visiting sand/gravel by side of stream.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: August 06, 2017
Coordinator notes: This is the Logan or "Delaware" Skipper found around wetland places and likes to visit moist soil and sand when it first emerges from the pupa. It is somewhat similar to the European Skipper but occurs at much lower altitude. Presently, the European Skipper was officially recorded for the first time east of the Continental Divide in Colorado last year in Rocky Mountain NP. It was first discovered in Colorado in 1980 south of Hayden, Colorado and was found common on the northern side of the Flattops Wilderness in Routt County over the next 20 years. I found it in Steamboat Springs in 2005 and others over a couple of years later to the east on Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass (Grand Co.) and also in Eagle County. Our southern latitude limits it by altitude so it will probably never be found much below 7500 ft. which acts to enhance a more northern latitude in more southern locations. Mike
Checklist region(s): Douglas County, United States, Colorado