Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1317853

Carus Skipper
Polites carus

Observation date: September 06, 2021
Date notes: Skippers visited this site on consecutive days (0906, 0907), one specimen from 0907, 9:00am is included.
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A densely-flowered but narrow whorled/horsetail milkweed band on the bank of the Rio Grande attracted skippers to nectar. The mid-morning observation times were characterized by warm temperature, full sun, and breezy conditions.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: December 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: Jim, you've done yeoman work to document this species so well. thanks!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County