Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1145586

Two-toned Skipper
Vettius lafrenaye pica

Observation date: August 17, 2017
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: December 11, 2022
Coordinator notes: Vettius triangularis and Vettius Lafrenaye are very similar. Lafrenaye has squarish finger-like shapes poking into the trailing edge of white on the VHW. The apical spots vary for both species from lone spots to larger spots. Based on the trailing edge of the white patch, this matches up perfectly for "Lafrenaye".
Checklist region(s): Panama, Darién Province