Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314107

Tropical Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene

Observation date: October 10, 2021
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on puncture vine flowers. I am a bit unsure if this is a tropical since there is no pale ray visible on the wing, but it was very close to the spot I saw one before. There were two others flying around in the vegetation on the edge of the small drainage ditch near where I saw this one.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: October 12, 2021
Coordinator notes: the pale ray is not visible at all angles . . .
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County