Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1289181

Golden-headed Scallopwing
Staphylus ceos

Observation date: April 24, 2021
Submitted by: rebeccagracey
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The butterfly was seen in Box Canyon, 8 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico, off of US highway 60. It is a rocky canyon. It was interacting with Common Sootywing skippers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: Rebecca, this is great! not counting an old, poorly labeled specimen from Albuquerque in the American Museum of Natural History (no date, no collector), this is the northernmost sighting of ceos and the first from Socorro County. Awesome!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Socorro County