Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

  Sighting 1259196

Edwards' Skipperling
Oarisma edwardsii

Observation date: July 08, 2020
Submitted by: NMElaine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Another observation of Clouded Skipper from SW NM, this time from the Pinos Altos Mts. N of Silver City. I observed 33 species this day, 4 of which were simultaneously nectaring on the same Cirsium sp. flower: Clouded Skipper, Edwards' Skipperling, Taxiles Skipper, Northern Cloudywing. When the Cloudywing vacated, it was replaced by Slaty & Large Roadside Skippers. I am not submitting the 'mob' photos since depth of field was an issue; focus is best for the Clouded Skipper in the photo included here.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 10, 2020
Coordinator notes: NMElaine, your photo shows one Edwards' Skipperling and one female Taxiles Skipper. I can only approve and save each submittal for one species, so I'm going with the Edwards' Skipperling. If you want to resubmit, maybe crop out the skipperling, then I'll approve that one for Taxiles Skipper. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County