Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1322668

Carus Skipper
Polites carus

Observation date: April 15, 2022
Date notes: Bright day, little wind
Submitted by: Marcia Corl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sighted on Salt Cedar bloom on the bank of the Rio Grande. Other plants present are Goodding Willow, Three Leaf Sumac, salt grass mixed with amaranth sp., and Arrow Weed etc. Also sparsely present are the Cottonwood trees. Rained once in January, lightly once in February, no rain since. Considered drought conditions.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 20, 2022
Coordinator notes: thanks, Marcia. this adds to our meager knowledge of this insect in NM.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County