Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1196847

Mexican Cloudywing
Thorybes mexicana

Observation date: June 01, 2012
Date notes: Old sighting I have never correctly identified.
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 30, 2018
Coordinator notes: Correct genus - Thorybes - this is species mexicana. Only two species in Colorado, the other, T. pylades does not have all of the markings you see toward the middle on the forewings. It is usually much larger and found at lower altitude as well. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Gunnison County