Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1326350

Python Skipper
Atrytonopsis python

Observation date: May 30, 2022
Submitted by: bonfrey
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 03, 2022
Coordinator notes: Bonnie, BAMONA still recognizes this as A. python and treats margarita as a subspecies thereof. I can only accept it as python. BofNM instead follows the work of Burns (2015) who distinguished Margarita from Python at the species level, so BofNM calls it A. margarita. Further, it has recently called into question whether both python and margarita might in fact occur together in the Magdalenas. They are hard to tell apart, but a good upperside photo might do it . . . do you have one of those?
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Socorro County