Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Bronze Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes aenus

Observation date: July 16, 2017
Submitted by: Chrustay
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Photo by N. Hetrick, I believe.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: Christopher, I agree with 3 of your 4 ain'ts, but it seems like a fine aenus to me, a female. so I am curious why you think otherwise. the hint of orange on the ventral FW eliminates texanae; ventral spots on eos are much more distinct; oslari is much more washed with white/silver scales; cassus has a much more maculated VHW and this is not its habitat; simius could be at that spot, but the fringe is hardly checkered at all.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Harding County