Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1298135

Sandhill Skipper
Polites sabuleti

Observation date: June 24, 2021
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Resubmitting with two photos this time, unfortunately no good shot of underside. Butterfly was observed on an empty lot being graded. It may have been attracted by mud puddles from the water truck. The immediate surrounding area consists of single family homes with lawns and apartment complexes with landscaping. Extensive urban development in the area - within the City of Oxnard.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 03, 2021
Coordinator notes: I'll call this sabuleti based on locality. Polites sonora looks much alike on the upperside but it is not likely to be at that location. I'll reject the other photo because of duplication.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County