Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1338641

Northern White-Skipper
Heliopetes ericetorum

Observation date: August 09, 2022
Submitted by: NMElaine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Amongst the clouds of Common Sootywings, a single male N. White-Skipper was seen coming to mud on the banks of the San Francisco River (Catron Co.). Unusual for this species to be seen this far south.
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 10, 2022
Coordinator notes: Elaine this is terrific! I've never seen this one, so I get to enjoy it through you. There is at least one other Catron Co. record, but I think this must be farther south. and a lovely ventral pic, too. Please may I borrow it for BofNM?
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Catron County