Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1333530

Taxiles Skipper
Poanes taxiles

Observation date: July 18, 2022
Submitted by: Cascade Colors
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Pretty large for a skipper, which narrows options down a lot. There were a handful of these around a 1/4 mile stretch, and all were feeding on the bee balm. Open sunny meadow at edge of trees, higher than lower meadow but not into the forest proper yet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: August 10, 2022
Coordinator notes: Your first choice as Taxiles Skipper is correct. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Jefferson County