Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324444

Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari

Observation date: May 16, 2022
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I think this is either a Viereck's skipper or Oslar's Roadside skipper, I'm not certain which. The habitat description for both species in Glassberg matches this canyon. This was seen at the beginning of the seep area at Embudito canyon. It never fed, it just perched on various rocks. Very cute butterfly, and whatever it is its a lifer for me.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 19, 2022
Coordinator notes: good work on the diagnosis, Joshua. Viereck's will be bigger, more angular.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County