Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1211673

Bell's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes belli

Observation date: June 24, 2019
Submitted by: AnnainOK
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 28, 2019
Coordinator notes: I don't think these are Bronze Roadside Skippers. First, I don't see the bronzy-coppery scales on the underside of the forewing that should be there . Second. This is well out of range for that species, and probably habitat. Looking at the range, I would expect this on more arid shortgrass prairie, not tallgrass prairie-oak like you would have in the se OK sighting area.. The markings and the darker area around the hindwing apex make me think this is Bell's, which is also within the range of the sighting locale.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oklahoma, Choctaw County