Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1211274

Green Skipper
Hesperia viridis

Observation date: June 07, 2019
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: What I take to be Green Skippers (Hesperia viridis) were one of the most abundant butterflies in this area. Most were associated with gullies. I will upload a selection of individuals and welcome any confirmation/corrections. I will also present at least one male that I round raiting on a ridge top which may well be H. pahaska. This male was raiting around the tracks of the two-track, which might be considered depressions. It was otherwise in a relatively flat spot. Not exactly a hilltop, not exactly a gully. The spot pattern, especially the outwardly pointing lower median band spot, seems to be the common pattern of these H. viridis in the area.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: A worn one but correct as viridis. I'll reject additional viridis if they are from this same location but will confirm the ID in my comments....Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Las Animas County