Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1317695

Tropical Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene

Observation date: September 01, 2021
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A few flowers of quickweed (Galinsoga parviflora Cav.) emerged alongside southern cattail stems and attracted orange-colored skipperlings to nectar. This site is moist to the surface on the bank of the Rio Grande. The morning was characterized by full sunshine, warm temperature, and was breezy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: December 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: stunning images of a tiny butterfly! which I will keep on file :^)
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County