Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1308413

Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis afranius

Observation date: August 03, 2021
Submitted by: Mapper
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Perched on vegetation at Paint Mines park.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: Looks like a newly emerged male of the Afranius Duskywing feeding on a prairie daisy. Better common name...the Western Duskywing. The host plant are lupines. My first visit to the Colorado Paint Mines was in 1968, probably a couple of weeks later. I don't think I saw this species on that adventure. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County