Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1139756

White-barred Skipper
Atrytonopsis pittacus

Observation date: August 26, 2017
Date notes: Hot, dry summer day. Arizona canyon habitat. A small stream was flowing alongside the trail.
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We were hiking up Miller Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains, SE Arizona. This small brown skipper was perching on stalks along the trail. Slightly worn individual. The dorsal spotting seems in line with some of the "atrytonopsis" species. The antenna are not banded and the fringe does appear plain rather than checked, which suggests White-barred. Sadly, no ventral photo or view.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: September 18, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Cochise County, United States, Arizona