Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1140337

Aaron's Skipper
Poanes aaroni

Observation date: September 08, 2017
Submitted by: yardbird
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Resting
Status: Resident
Verified by: Will Kerling
Verified date: September 10, 2017
Coordinator notes: The black borders on the trailing edge of the forewings and hindwings are much too thick for a Delaware Skipper. The dorsal side of the forewing in the apex area has a marking touching the border that matches Aaron's Skipper (not a crow's foot like the Delaware Skipper). This record is accepted as an Aaron's Skipper through your revealing photograph that has enough detail for positive id.
Checklist region(s): Cumberland County, United States, New Jersey