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  Sighting 1290819

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper
Megathymus cofaqui

Observation date: May 17, 2021
Date notes: Accurate date and time from photo metadata.
Submitted by: Roy Cohutta
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Located in Georgia Fall Line Sand Hills habitat. There was a lot of yucca around. The Cofaqui Giant-Skipper flew by and landed on the opposite shaded side of a tree initially out of my view. The Cofaqui was extremely backlit and the light was varying quite a bit as I was taking photos. The Cofaqui became aware of my presence and shuffled sideways on the tree out of my view again. I then moved around to the other side for a couple more photos before the Cofaqui flew away.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: May 18, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Georgia