Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Fiery Skipper
Hylephila phyleus

Observation date: November 17, 2017
Date notes: If my camera said it was 2:15, but the camera was still on DST, was the butterfly seen at 1:15 or 3:15 standard time?
Submitted by: Lisahug
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: about 6 individuals were chasing each other around near a small patch of dandelions. first sunny day after 2 rainy days. I am not certain that the upperside and underside photos are of the same individual.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 17, 2017
Coordinator notes: With this species, the time of day is relatively irrelevant.-it is a factor with Tawny Emperors, Anglewings, Giant Skippers, Roadside Skipper species, Codatractus valeriana, Large Orange Sulphurs and Pearly Eyes.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Sonoma County, United States, California