Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1217501

Fiery Skipper
Hylephila phyleus

Observation date: July 17, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen in a flower bed at a local park on a zinnia. Nearby flowers included a White Butterfly Bush, Black-eyed Susans, Salvia, Vinca, and more. There were actually a number of this same species of skippers in the flower beds. Zipped around, then would rest for a minute, then zip around some more, so on. Weather: Very hot, 97 degrees, 51% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 18, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County