Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1300566

Taxiles Skipper
Poanes taxiles

Observation date: July 14, 2021
Submitted by: DeepSkyKelly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Just a guess. As I was unable to photograph the underside, I'm going off of the dark-brown borders and dark line on the upper-wing cell end.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 26, 2021
Coordinator notes: This is the Taxiles Skipper...a male, more fulvous on the wings above and with a larger macular patch on the underside of the hindwings. P. hobomok does occur in this area however...June is probably better to find it than July. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Las Animas County