Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1296376

Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Erynnis telemachus

Observation date: June 10, 2021
Submitted by: Harry Forbes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is a Duskywing, but I can't take it any further. The white glassy spots indicate it's NOT either Sleepy or Dreamy but I can't match what I see with anything in the book, which may be because of wear and tear. Hope you can help. Harry
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 29, 2021
Coordinator notes: wear and tear, indeed. a ventral shot would reveal the critical diagnostic marks, but that is hard to get on this critter. I think Rocky Mountain Duskywing makes enough sense (date, location, marks) to call it that.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County