Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1211282

Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia pahaska

Observation date: June 08, 2019
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This fresh male was raiting on top of a distinct limestone ridge top. It was in close proximity to a male (Poladryas minuta minuta). This raiting location combined with the position of the lowest white spot on the median spot band (placed slightly forward, yet still jutting towards the rear of the HW), and how the two white spots at the top of the HW uns are separated, lead me towards H. pahaska rather than the abundant H. viridis.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: That is pahaska....note how far toward the hw base the one spot of the two in the anterior set sits away from the larger one......usually quite typical of nominate pahaska males. Females sometimes not. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Las Animas County