Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1322245

Orange Skipperling
Copaeodes aurantiaca

Observation date: April 08, 2022
Submitted by: Marta Reece
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on a popular because rare patch of flowers near a trickle of water in a sheltered canyon. Bar Canyon above the waterfall. Pleasant weather.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 13, 2022
Coordinator notes: this is one of a threesome of similar tiny orange skippers; Edwards' only flies in summer (I think). of the other two, Tropical Least Skipper lives in damp, riverside habitats and has different wing shape and dark marks. Orange skipperling prevails in dry arroyos, canyons, gulches.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County