Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1276573

Ottoe Skipper
Hesperia ottoe

Observation date: August 27, 2020
Submitted by: appletree
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly was perched on a leaf in a prairie patch near mixed woodland on a warm, sunny day. It appeared to be feeding but there was no flower present. An Ottoe Skipper was nectaring on a Liatris flower nearby.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: October 08, 2020
Coordinator notes: Looks like a male H. ottoe to me. Skippers are tough without seeing the underside of the wings, so not 100% sure. Fiery skipper's wing margin should have a more toothed appearance.
Checklist region(s): United States, South Dakota, Custer County