Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1278136

Mojave Giant-Skipper
Agathymus alliae

Observation date: October 15, 2020
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mid to high eighties for high, saw very few of these fast fliers that were very weary of being approached. Was very lucky to guess where this one landed. Was always given the slip! South east Mohave Near Baker! Ca. Took a lot of years to find this one! Finally got it. Lifer? If its got full species status?
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 23, 2020
Coordinator notes: Robert: was this off I-15 near the summit in the Mescal Range? This is the only Agathymus there. Agathymus gentryi occurs in the Providence Mts. Yours would be the first documented record i know. Others lack specimens or photos, so this is publishable-Ken Davenport