Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1161876

Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia pahaska

Observation date: June 11, 2018
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed perched on a rock at the top of Picacho Peak, elevation 8,570 ft.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 20, 2018
Coordinator notes: Pahaska and Green skippers are impossible to separate based on appearance alone. Behaviorally, male Green Skippers patrol drainages and Pahaska males patrol hilltops. So yours is Pahaska (thanks for specifying the landscape context of your observation). Many, observations occur in-between and cannot be IDed.
Checklist region(s): Santa Fe County, United States, New Mexico