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Observation notes: Note the tiny spot on the leading edge of the forewing slightly proximal to the three bigger spots, the reduced spotting at the apex of the hindwing, and the post-median spotting in a zig-zag formation on the hindwing, which all point to Bell's Roadside Skipper. I found and photographed this individual on the Kisatchie butterfly count. Jeff Trahan (count organizer) found and photographed a second individual within a few minutes of this sighting. Jeff Trahan and Craig Marks (Butterflies of Louisiana author) identified the species. This is probably the first record of Bell's Roadside Skipper in Louisiana.
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 25, 2019
Coordinator notes: the zig-zag pattern on hindwing and reduced frosting on top quarter of hindwing make me think this is Bell's. Possibly a stray or an isolated colony in LA.