Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1300608

Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis afranius

Observation date: June 21, 2021
Submitted by: rebeccagracey
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly was on an Engelman Daisy on the roadside. It was small in size, and at first we were hoping it was a Mexican Sootywing which we had hoped to see. (Legumes are the host plant for the Afranius Duskywing and the Persius Duskywing.)
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 16, 2021
Coordinator notes: looks like afranius to me . . .
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Torrance County