Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1310344

Tropical Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene

Observation date: August 29, 2021
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were several of these flying quickly near the bottom of the Riverside Drain ditch. They were flying through dense vegetation at the bottom of the ditch, which had low water level. They rarely perched in the open and it took a 20 minute wait to get this photo.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: this is at the northern limit of its range - a good sighting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County