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Garita Skipperling
Oarisma garita

Observation date: July 04, 2020
Date notes: Date and time are correct; time 10:55 am is MDT (Mountain Daylight Time)
Submitted by: richardswaback
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Bright sunny day, calm. The butterfly species is resting upon a flower that appears to be: "Spendid Dasiy" - Erigeron eximius, Several Carex species nearby. Location approximately 20-meters from intermittent stream, flowing slowly at this time, that is a Beaver managed habitat. GPS coordinates: N 40.73537, W -105.53607.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 08, 2020
Coordinator notes: The Garita Skipperling....a nice freshly emerged female. You might find the Two-spotted Skipper (E. bimacula) in the Fort Collins area between I-25 and the foothills in sedgy wetlands in late June and early July. It is a much larger, dark skipper but you won't find the Two-spotted in the mountains. The hindwings are marked in a similar fashion as Garita so I can understand why you thought it might be the Two-spotted Skipper. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Larimer County