Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1250197

Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia pahaska

Observation date: May 26, 2020
Submitted by: Aner
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Went with H. pehaska because found in desert foothills, no oak. Not sure if it is possible to tell apart from H. viridis.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 02, 2020
Coordinator notes: Pahaska and Green skippers are hard to tell apart. Some clues are on the underside of the hindwing (get photo if possible). Another clue can be where in the landscape you saw it. Pahaska males like hilltops, while Green males patrol arroyos and drainage bottoms. Because you placed your dot on LaLuz Trail, I'm assuming you were not in a drainage, so I'm going with Pahaska. Its good to be skeptical with these two.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County