Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324783

Orange Skipperling
Copaeodes aurantiaca

Observation date: May 20, 2022
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Individual small skipper taking nutrients and sunning on a moist rock near a small pool of water near Pine Tree Trail. The site is above the Aguirre Springs Campground in the Organ mountains (east-facing slope). This afternoon was under full sun, warm, and with wind gusting to 40-50 mph. the site is sheltered somewhat by location and surrounding rock faces and tall shrub and tree growth. The individual briefly visited a Mimulus sp. flower.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: Jim, this is a popular desert arroyo dweller across southern NM. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County