Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1198738

Nysa Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes nysa

Observation date: July 11, 2018
Submitted by: Janeal W. Thompson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found and photographed by David A. Leatherman with camera belonging to Janeal W. Thompson.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: March 27, 2019
Coordinator notes: A nice-a skipper Janeal! We discussed this before I think. We need to determine if it is a year around resident or stray up the river from Kansas. We can determine that probably by time one is seen early in the year and its condition. I have a record from south of Lamar from a couple of years ago in mid-May and it was in very good condition. Another subject: I see you posted the Red-banded Hairstreak from 2005. There are two different butterflies not just one. I haven't confirmed this sighting yet. Did you take photos of the two individuals at the same time or different times? They look almost like two sibling species. Calycopis isobeon is similar so I have to check the possibility both out more carefully. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Prowers County