Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Erynnis telemachus

Observation date: April 07, 2022
Submitted by: chneal
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were several flying about and landing on a willow near a very small stream in Upper Water Canyon, at the first stream crossing going up the trail from NM Hwy. 501. It was a sunny warm afternoon. I believe the second two photos are of the same individual--note damage to right hind wing. Is the first photo of a male and the second two of a female?
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 11, 2022
Coordinator notes: you are correct on the ID - good diagnosis, and thanks for the ventral view. male and female are almost impossible to distinguish from photos alone. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County