Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1323723

Short-tailed Skipper
Zestusa dorus

Observation date: May 02, 2022
Submitted by: DeepSkyKelly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I thought this was a moth at first, but looking closer, the antennae look butterfly-ish, and the wing color pattern looks a lot like some of the big skippers in Kaufman. The Short-tailed is in range (especially for spring), and this was in an oak woodland.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: right you are!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Colfax County