Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1288941

Golden-headed Scallopwing
Staphylus ceos

Observation date: April 16, 2021
Submitted by: 1tom2go
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: small brown hairy winged butterfly with 2 light dots on the upper top of each wing, also a yellow topped hairy head with a yellow protrusion from head
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 27, 2021
Coordinator notes: Nice job on the ID, Tom. In your area, this is the only gold-headed butterfly. It likes to hang out in desert washes and sometimes in disturbed areas. It's always nice to see this one. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County