Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314332

Tropical Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene

Observation date: October 09, 2021
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen in a dry area on the riverbank. I first saw this when I accidently flushed it from a flower. I can't tell if this is an Orange Skipperling or Tropical least, I just suggested Least since I have seen that one in Corrales before.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: October 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: they are very similar. Tropical Least Skipper has a dark band along the outer edge of the dorsal forewing, which Orange Skipperling lacks.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County