Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1243542

Simius Roadside-Skipper
NotAmblyscirtes simius

Observation date: August 08, 2017
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: several seen hilltopping, basking; mostly cloudy, mild, breezy, very green from summer rains
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: March 17, 2020
Coordinator notes: rarely seen in Santa Fe County. this occurrence suggests that simius here responds to seasonal precipitation that supports its host grasses. it may not fly in years that lack sufficient precip.
Checklist region(s): Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States