Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1325479

Python Skipper
Atrytonopsis python

Observation date: May 28, 2022
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Nectaring on a Prickly Pear blossom along the roadside in open Ponderosa Pine woods.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 02, 2022
Coordinator notes: this is Margarita, which some experts (e.g., BAMONA) place as a subspecies of Python, and others as a full species (e.g., Burns 2015). thanks Rene.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County