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  Sighting 1322589

Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis afranius

Observation date: April 17, 2022
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Clear, breezy, temp in low 60s F. One seen (smaller than the Sleepy Duskywings) feeding on Arizona valerian.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: Persius and Afranius are hard to differentiate; Afranius likes to patrol drainages while Persius likes hilltops, so I am using your canyon bottom location to call this Afranius. Also note that Persius males have a dense wash of silver/white scales on the forewing, which this individual lacks.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County