Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1235232

California Giant-Skipper
Agathymus stephensi

Observation date: September 26, 2019
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Cool day for the desert 68 at 11am. warming to only mid seventies light rain late afternoon around 3pm mostly cloudy. This female looked very different than all of these i have seen. Later i realized when looking at photo's that one wing is missing. host Agave in back ground she still flew quite well! She seems like she still has lots of eggs to lay?
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 29, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Riverside County