Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1329380

Draco Skipper
Polites draco

Observation date: June 24, 2022
Submitted by: twofried
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These fold-wing skippers are so variable I'm just not sure..... Leaning female Taxiles.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 02, 2022
Coordinator notes: Bob, after additional cogitations and comparisons, I changed my mind. This is a female Draco Skipper. Still, your shots are better than anything else I have from NM, so I accept your permission to use them :^)
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County