Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1211391

Common Branded Skipper
Hesperia comma

Observation date: June 22, 2019
Submitted by: RobertWeeden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding avidly on arnica in dry mountain meadow. 70 F partly cloudy (skies obscured by smoke with thunder rumbling in distance). Windy. Tough to photograph because flowers were waving wildly - did not seem to bother the skippers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: February 07, 2023
Coordinator notes: Correct ID for ssp: borealis.
Checklist region(s): United States, Alaska