Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Arogos Skipper
Atrytone arogos

Observation date: June 19, 2018
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A single individual sampling minerals in a water bar that crosses the Foothills Trail.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 07, 2018
Coordinator notes: Correct ID. I never found these at wet soil or sand so its nice to see one there and not on a - usually - thistle flower. This species also uses Andropogon gerardii for a host grass. I think you have recorded H. ottoe here or near here also? If so this is only one of two sites in the area where I know P. origenes, A. arogos and H. ottoe occur at the same place, the other being Golden Gate Canyon, Jefferson Co. and I don't think I ever got all three in the same year there. Thanks for your submissions and keeping us abreast on the bugs in Boulder Co. Mike
Checklist region(s): Boulder County, United States, Colorado