Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1315023

Saltbush Sootywing
Hesperopsis alpheus

Observation date: July 22, 2021
Submitted by: greentwist
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed in the Manzano Open Space near Albuquerque, NM
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: October 25, 2021
Coordinator notes: Greentwist, some of these Pyrgine (spread-wing) skippers can be tough to ID, but I can tell you gave it a good try. go back to your field guide and see if my ID makes sense to you. the sootywings are different from the duskywings, but related. BTW, this is a heckuva nice photo - thanks for sharing/submitting it!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County