Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324761

Orange Skipperling
Copaeodes aurantiaca

Observation date: May 09, 2022
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Orange skipperling or Edwards's skipperling? I'm not sure how to distinguish those species. Small butterfly near the seep at Embudito canyon on a very windy day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: Joshua, I'm going to call this one Orange Skipperling, but that's just a "safe" call because I'm not 100% convinced I'm correct. if you get a chance to go back and get more pics, please share them. try to get an upperside shot if you can.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County