Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1290204

Viereck's Skipper
Atrytonopsis vierecki

Observation date: May 07, 2021
Submitted by: rebeccagracey
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The butterfly was going for nectar at a New Mexico Thistle, cirsium neomexicanum, along the roadside.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 13, 2021
Coordinator notes: I think you have the correct ID. I have difficulty distinguishing Viereck's from Deva and usually rely on a good dorsal shot. but Glassberg points to the HW fringe as gray in Viereck's and white on Deva. yours clearly has a gray fringe, so I agree with Viereck's.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County