Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1198139

Mohave Sootywing
Hesperopsis libya

Observation date: October 14, 2018
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm Dry Morning Camp host said that there was a very hard rain locally in Camp ground area almost flooding. That helped explain all the Blooms and The Species we were seeing at Vallecito Stage Station Campground! Warm Clear Morning Day temps would be mid to upper 90's taking Photo's of this dark shiny Butterfly is better in the shade anyway because its very reflective! In a Valley at the Bottom of the Laguna mountain Range Desert Mountain transition so lots of Variety of Plants and animals!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: January 15, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County