Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1150037

Olive-clouded Skipper
Lerodea arabus

Observation date: December 02, 2017
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Not entirely sure about this ID. There were many Fawn-spotted Skippers in the garden area at Sabal Palm. But this one seems to fit the under HW pattern best. And the antennae match up.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: December 26, 2017
Coordinator notes: It appears that BAMONA treats Olive-Clouded and Violet Clouded Skippers as one species under L. arabus. Glassberg (2017) A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America, 2nd ed., p. 341 mentions the two may be one species. SAT
Checklist region(s): Cameron County, United States, Texas