Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1227700

Draco Skipper
Polites draco

Observation date: August 12, 2019
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: October 15, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is actually the Draco Skipper, Colorado's premier high-elevation grass skipper. The large white patch in the center of the ventral hindwing crescent is the telltale marking to identify this species.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Park County