Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1177028

Woodland Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides

Observation date: June 18, 2018
Submitted by: A_baldini
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Time: ~1:30 p.m. Weather: Cool (~70 degrees), wet (recent rain), and partly cloudy. Habitat: Short-cut weedy area running alongside a pathway. Notes: I’m fairly certain this is a Woodland Skipper, as the dorsal side matches pretty well, and I saw the ventral side, which also looked correct. The only reason I decided to go back and submit this sighting is because of the observation date (mid-June). According to BAMONA’s profile for this species, their flight doesn’t begin until late July. Why was this one out so early?
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 11, 2018
Coordinator notes: Yes Austin that one is the Woodland Skipper. Mike
Checklist region(s): Larimer County, United States, Colorado