Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Erynnis telemachus

Observation date: June 10, 2021
Submitted by: Harry Forbes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In the same area as the Dreamy, but in the pasture instead of mudding by the water. This one had the white glassy spots on the forewing and not so many spots on the hindwing. The gray overscaling on the forewings sort of suggested Rocky Mountain to me.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 29, 2021
Coordinator notes: this is a tough ID to confirm without a view of the ventral hindwing, which they rarely reveal. Fortunately, based on date and habitat, there are not many things in your area that can be confused with this.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County