Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1316033

Desert Checkered-Skipper
Burnsius philetas

Observation date: October 03, 2021
Submitted by: Chrustay
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Didn't think much of this one until I looked at the photographs. I *believe* that the large white DFW apical spot in addition to the large white spot at the distal end of the DFW cell clinches the identification.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: November 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: NICE! we have very few confirmed sightings of this species. thanks for adding to our limited knowledge!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County