Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1134327

Brazilian Skipper
Calpodes ethlius

Observation date: August 14, 2017
Submitted by: Beth Polvino
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sun to cloudy with a few raindrops when first seen. Butterfly flies fast and furious and rarely set down. When set down skipper only stayed seconds at a time before flying again. Only set down onto cannas. Seen numerous times over 3 hr time period. Skipper was on canna's. If larger picture with more canna showing wanted I have other images.
Status: Stray
Verified by: Will Kerling
Verified date: August 15, 2017
Coordinator notes: Great Record! / Hopefully, this bug will be found north of Cape May County this year.
Checklist region(s): Cape May County, United States, New Jersey