Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1322844

Arizona Powdered Skipper
Systasea zampa

Observation date: April 22, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individual small butterfly displaying/perching and taking nutrients and moisture from the headwall seep at the Soledad Canyon waterfall, Organ Mountains. This is my first observation of this species, on a day when 10-12 other species were also present as single visitors or in small numbers. The midday was warm, it was relatively still at this site, and it was under full sun. Down-canyon, the wind was blowing in the 40-50 mph range.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: excellent, thank you!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County