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  Sighting 1227557

Taxiles Skipper
Poanes taxiles

Observation date: July 30, 2019
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 31, 2019
Coordinator notes: I think these are two different skippers. The upper photo is certainly Poanes taxiles but the one below it looks like a female Hobomok Skipper as the forewings look to be well fulvous colored while those of female taxiles are usually darker Do you have any other photo of this one? I can't confirm one of that species without another clear photo that shows characters better. If you should have any others, submit another sighting. The Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok wetona) would be a country record for El Paso County, Colorado so you can see why I would need a photo that would clearly reveal the identity. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County