Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1342439

Wyoming Satyr
Neominois wyomingo

Observation date: September 03, 2022
Submitted by: sgguthart
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny, light breeze, temps in the mid-60's. This butterfly was seen on a hillside with lots of cactus and yucca plants as well as many native grasses. (I'm guessing it's too late in the season to be a Ridings' Satyr.)
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 05, 2022
Coordinator notes: Correct ID...the verdict is still out as to whether or not wyomingo is a distinct species. It is probably a spacial subspecies that flies after the Ridings' Satyr and they never meet each other. Genetics shows ridingsii is actually a low altitude arctic and belongs in that group as a subgenus so the name is Oeneis (Neominois) ridingsii....). Thanks for your submissions this year Sally...or if you have others to submit, I'll look for them. Otherwise, have a good off-season. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Larimer County