Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1218417

Three-spotted Skipper
Cymaenes tripunctus

Observation date: July 21, 2019
Submitted by: GinaT
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hot day, sunny early and evening thunderstorms. Very humid, which makes drying wings take longer. This skipper sat on the milkweed leaf without moving, long enough for me to get a number of photos and adjust my camera, and was there when I left. this is the first time I have been able to get a photograph of this butterfly.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: July 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Hillsborough County