Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1147326

Inca Skipper
Vehilius inca

Observation date: July 13, 2017
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: October 10, 2022
Coordinator notes: Tough ID. Most Julia's have some hint of tan or brown in the ground color. There's more color and shade contrast in the fringe and edging than with Inca. Most Inca Skippers are brownish as well, but they can be uniformly pale with a lightly dusted ground, like your individual. The body for Julia's and Inca is short, and stops at the wing edge.
Checklist region(s): Mexico, Chiapas