Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1294011

Persius Duskywing
Erynnis persius

Observation date: June 08, 2021
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hazy from distant fires, cloudless sky, little breeze, temp. in mid to upper 70s F. One small individual seen puddling at mud and nectaring on dandelion at ~9200 ft. elevation.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 15, 2021
Coordinator notes: this one is always a tough call due to similarity to Afranius. given the altitude and the silvery wash on DFW, I'll go with Persius. normally males hilltop, but drought is pulling everything to moisture . . .
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County