Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Viereck's Skipper
Atrytonopsis vierecki

Observation date: May 15, 2022
Submitted by: Marta Reece
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On top of Little Bear Mountain, nectaring on Russian Thistle. Surrounded by a pinon woodland with Sideoats Gramma and other grasses. Warm and calm day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 22, 2022
Coordinator notes: Marta, in SW NM, I can't distinguish Viereck's from Deva Skipper without a dorsal photo. do you happen to have one? OK, I figured it out: HW fringe is gray (Viereck's), not white (Deva); I can see the FW white cell spot peeking over the HW costa. Good diagnosis!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County