Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1299813

Meridian Duskywing
Erynnis meridianus

Observation date: July 28, 2019
Date notes: Exact date and time.
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I don't know which species this is, but someone on iNaturalist suggested Afranius Duskywing and that looks reasonably similar to the photo. This was taken in a canyon with very gentle slopes. There were lots of ponderosa trees and some smaller vegetation on the sides. I don't remember that many specifics about the location since this was a few years ago.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 11, 2021
Coordinator notes: Joshua, thanks for submitting this. The darky iridescent hindwing is classic Meridian Duskywing. we get few submittals of this species so we appreciate you taking the photo, digging it out of your files, submitting it, and explaining where you saw it.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County