Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1237694

Poling's Giant-Skipper
Agathymus polingi

Observation date: October 14, 2019
Submitted by: ASchmierer
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found by Matt Brown the prior day. Several observed from about 0845 to 1000+ hrs at this location. Lots of shindagger. Preferred to rest in open on small rocks on slope toward morning sun, also sometimes the base rock or low on yucca stems (per Matt Brown the day prior). Did not flush with flash. Flushed mostly by having to actually touch them, making locating them difficult. Habitat shot at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sloalan/48905776292/in/dateposted/
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: October 17, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Santa Cruz County