Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1323697

Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Erynnis telemachus

Observation date: May 05, 2022
Submitted by: Nature Man 6
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were 4-5 of these (or similar) flying around, at a small streamlet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: duskywings are a tough group to diagnose. tp to 7 species in your area. Persius is remotely possible, but so is Afranius. Rocky Mountain is more frequently encountered, so I'm going with that, I encourage you to scout hilltops for Persius and lower drainages for Afranius. Try to include ventral shots and include detailed site descriptions including landscape position, nearby plants, elevation, behaviors. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County