Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1266233

Russet Skipperling
Piruna pirus

Observation date: August 05, 2020
Submitted by: DeepSkyKelly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I admit to being totally stumped on this one. Color was rather pale orange on underwing. Environment: dense oak, dry grasses, next to beaver ponds.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 13, 2020
Coordinator notes: this is Russet Skipperling. look it up in your guide book and see if it matches within reason. it occurs regularly in your area, but it is very small and easy to overlook.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Colfax County