Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324119

Viereck's Skipper
Atrytonopsis vierecki

Observation date: May 11, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individual perched among gravel covering the Soledad Canyon Trail; gusting wind was strong above the trail, to 45mph. Only ventral wing surface images could be obtained. The afternoon was warm, under full sun, and windy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 14, 2022
Coordinator notes: Jim, this one has some wear, but I think if you check the field guides you'll see that the ventral markings are a dead ringer for Viereck's skipper. Texas R-S is a fair bit smaller, too.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County