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Garita Skipperling
Oarisma garita

Observation date: July 10, 2020
Submitted by: Harry Forbes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding in some roadside flowers. I'm a bit embarrassed that I cannot do better with the ID. Have submitted 3 underside shots and a VERY POOR flying shot that at least gives an idea of the coloring on top. The weather was warm and sunny.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: I would not have been able to ID this skipperling based on ventral shots alone because all the marks are worn off. The upperside shot shows dark scales which eliminate Edwards' Skipperling, leaving Garita. thanks for making the effort to get that upperside.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County