Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Golden-headed Scallopwing
Staphylus ceos

Observation date: May 12, 2022
Submitted by: Marta Reece
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The butterfly went to both flowers and wet soil. I found it at Rockhouse Spring, elevation 7500 feet. The day was warm and pleasant.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 15, 2022
Coordinator notes: it's quite worn, but I think it can only be this species, with most of the gold gone from the head.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County