Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Central American Sootywing or Mauve Scallopwing
Staphylus ascalaphus

Observation date: June 18, 2017
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: October 10, 2022
Coordinator notes: The dark banding matches up well. This species is found from Mexico all the way down to S. America. Note the FW spotting. Double apical spots with a faint 3rd spot. Two central spots, lower one is slighly curved and pushes inward within a black ground. Upper one slightly closer to body and also at the edge of its black ground. Your photo matches up much better for this species than "vincula"
Checklist region(s): Mexico, Chiapas