Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1230493

Sandhill Skipper
Polites sabuleti

Observation date: August 29, 2019
Submitted by: Mapper
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on sunflower at visitor center of Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 22, 2019
Coordinator notes: A fresh male of the Sandhill Skipper with very weak markings on the underside of the hindwing. They are quite variable but usually not so that the wing disc is nearly plain. Very nice close up photo. I'm going through all of my listings and verifying the most interesting ones so it may take me a while to get to others you have submitted but will get them done too. Thanks, Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Adams County