Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1220210

Mexican Sootywing
Pholisora mejicanus

Observation date: July 26, 2019
Submitted by: joeschelling
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen later in the season than usual and at much higher altitude (~9000'), but lucky to get a ventral shot showing the diagnostic veining.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 01, 2019
Coordinator notes: very nice, Joe. first one I've reviewed for BAMONA ever. glad you worked to get the ventral view! seems to be a first for Sandoval County. I do have them from August and from a little higher, but you're right, 9,000 is on the high side for this guy. Made my day!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County