Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1269398

Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius

Observation date: August 17, 2020
Submitted by: ReverendSaul
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on some Zinnias. Was very docile, and photogenic.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: August 17, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.