Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1185991

Dion Skipper
Euphyes dion

Observation date: August 26, 2018
Submitted by: Brad.Moon
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Dave Patton and I observed one individual perching on mostly shaded grass in a wet meadow adjacent to a patch of riparian forest and some open longleaf pine forest in the Nature Conservancy's Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve. The blurred flight shot shows the skipper almost doing a backflip during takeoff; its back is to the left, its head turned a little to the left, and the top of the forewing is visible in the downstroke.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 11, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): St. Tammany Parish, United States, Louisiana