Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1318444

Tiny Checkerspot
Dymasia dymas

Observation date: August 18, 2021
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is an individual small checkerspot observed along Pine Tree Trail, above the Aguirre Springs Campground; it was nectaring from creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia) flowers. The day was warm, humid, under partly cloudy sky, and vegetation was drying from overnight rain showers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 10, 2022
Coordinator notes: the generous abdomen suggests this is a female and the lack of a white bar at the forewing apex suggests it is the nominate ssp. D. dymas dymas. terrific!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico