Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1323007

Tropical Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene

Observation date: April 25, 2022
Submitted by: Marta Reece
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Tiny, numerous in a small area next to the stream, bright red in flight, very active, patrolling the side of a small rise, stopping at flowers only for seconds, wins always folded as shown. A warm, pleasant day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 05, 2022
Coordinator notes: Marta, there are several tiny orange skippers with that pale "ray" on the hindwing. The normal one along the lower Rio Grande is Tropical Least Skipper and that is what I think this is so I am approving it as such
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County