Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1198097

Juba Skipper
Hesperia juba

Observation date: June 06, 2017
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: February 03, 2019
Coordinator notes: That's a Juba Skipper Tim, a fresh female. The spot pattern on the underside is very distinctive, especially the two upper spots on the hindwings which are stacked one right on top of the other so they almost look like one large spot. Too early in the year for the Western Branded Skipper which usually does not begin to fly until about mid-July in Gunnison County (such as around Gothic-Crested Butte). Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Gunnison County