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  Sighting 1177014

Woodland Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides

Observation date: August 04, 2018
Submitted by: A_baldini
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Time: 12:08 p.m. Weather: Partly cloudy, with some stray showers in the area. Habitat: A garden center with abundant outdoor potted plants, many of them flowering. Notes: This skipper was moving from marigold to marigold, avidly nectaring at each one. When I got a close look, I realized that it was the same kind of skipper from the CSU Flower Gardens earlier that day. I still believe that it is a male Sachem, especially considering marigolds are one of their favorite nectar flowers. If so, it would appear the Sachem is having a very large northward colonization this year.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 11, 2018
Coordinator notes: Another Woodland Skipper for the same reasons as the prior sighting comments. You would probably see the Sachem later in August and during September here in Colorado but not necessarily every year. Probably less commonly so in the northern part of the Front Range where you are located. Mike
Checklist region(s): Larimer County, United States, Colorado