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  Sighting 1345524

Juba Skipper
Hesperia juba

Observation date: September 26, 2022
Submitted by: Cascade Colors
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Date-wise (and appearance-wise) it also resembles a lot of the Pahaska photos, but I'm not sure if this elevation is too high for that. It WAS a very open and a mostly pastoral/rangeland, exposed area - it was on one of the few remaining flowers beside the highway - but I'm assuming Pahaska based on its habitat would be a bit lower down? This was open country approaching Muddy Lake beneath Rabbit Ears Pass. Definitely west of the Continental Divide and close to the border of Routt County.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 15, 2022
Coordinator notes: This is a male Juba Skipper and it looks like the BAMONA computer is not plotting your location properly to county...according to where your dot is Lynn, the location is in Grand County, not Jackson...so please confirm location again to me. The only reason I ask is because if it were Jackson County this would be a new county record for this species. Per ID: On Juba, the two upper spots of the hindwing macular band are stacked one on top of the other (as you can clearly see in your photo of the underside); on Pahaska, the spots are separate, the upper most is positioned inward more to the base of the hindwing. Please confirm location again. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Routt County