Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314373

Spike Banded-Skipper
Autochton longipennis

Observation date: October 11, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Never saw the ventral side of this worn individual. Considered similar species, such as Broad Banded-Skipper, but the FW bars match up best for Spike-banded. Should be more white edging on HWs, but this is a worn species, and FWs cover upper portion of HWs. The spike tapers at the lower end, and it's thinner than Broad-banded "neis". Last section on Broad-banded is outset. Apical spots don't match up for Sharp-banded Skipper "zarex"
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: June 24, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica