Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1252046

Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus yuccae

Observation date: April 07, 2015
Submitted by: James Lofton
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Weather for day was 44 low/91F SW@15-25/clear and Very nice. Skipper was seen about 2’up trunk of Cottonwood tree, on south side. I only got a couple photos and went to change lens. It was gone when I got back. It was slowly moving upwards the trunk while I observed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 24, 2020
Coordinator notes: Where there are yuccas there will be Yucca Giant-skippers. Thanks, James, for submitting these great photos of such a rarely reported butterfly!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Roosevelt County