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  Sighting 1307909

Meridian Duskywing
Erynnis meridianus

Observation date: August 11, 2021
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I can't tell which species this is. It was feeding from an area on the ground near the seep that was attracting a lot of flying insects even though I didn't see any water there. This was a normal sized duskywing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 22, 2021
Coordinator notes: this is a tough ID, between Horace's and Meridian. the blue/gray hairs on the FW and the lack of iridescent dark blobs on the HW steer me to Meridian, which has been seen earlier this summer in the Sandias. Horace's is still MIA.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County