Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1257798

Taxiles Skipper
Poanes taxiles

Observation date: June 28, 2020
Submitted by: NMElaine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 1st of this species that I have ever seen at this location.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 07, 2020
Coordinator notes: Elaine! I blew it on this one. Upon closer examination, this is a spanking fresh females Taxiles Skipper, not Clouded Skipper. They are similarly marked with swaths of violet scales, but yours has white along the hindwing costa like Taxiles whereas Clouded has three white dashes along the forewing costa, which yours lacks. That's my bad for jumping to conclusions.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico