Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324320

Tropical Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene

Observation date: May 11, 2022
Submitted by: Gordon Berman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly was nectaring on water speedwell. The Rio Grande in the Las Cruces area is dry but for treated water that flows into it just north of the I-10 bridge. Though the flow is meager, it nevertheless supports lush plant growth along its banks.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: that spot is hot!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County