Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1276147

Observation date: September 20, 2020
Submitted by: little coon
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Fluttered up out of gravel road while out looking at nature. Landed again right away so I photographed it as a different butterfly. My search to ID was difficult. Was told from a group post that it was a hybrid. Was seen in an area where butterflied were plentiful. Near Hemingway, SC in Williamsburg Couty
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: September 29, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.