Observation notes: Time: 12:30 p.m. Elevation: 8,178 ft. (lower montane). General Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy, with a few raindrops falling here and there. Moderately breezy (12-14 mph). Observation Notes: Along with a huge swarm seen at a mud puddle earlier, several of these duskywings were patrolling in and around a grove of Golden Banner (Thermopsis sp.). Some may have been females looking to lay eggs. My suggested ID is based on host plant presence and abundance level, in addition to physical appearance.
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: June 27, 2018
Coordinator notes: Your identification is correct, the Persius Duskywing. Glad you had closer-up pictures as sometimes these things are hard to tell at distance. They also look like Cloudywings. Mike