Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1273704

Brazilian Skipper
Calpodes ethlius

Observation date: September 07, 2020
Submitted by: billd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The elongated forewing looks right, but it seems to be almost entirely missing a 4th hindwing spot? Unable to get a dorsal shot. Very cooperative, feeding for long periods at a single flower.
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: September 08, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oklahoma, Garfield County