Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1348818

Variegated Skipper
Gorgythion begga

Observation date: November 05, 2022
Date notes: Sunny and warm
Submitted by: wvbirder
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Much smaller than nearby Sicklewing Skippers. Distinctive pattern on dorsal. Did not ever see the ventral side. I think this was a first record for Bensten Rio Grande State Park.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: November 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: Very interesting sighting - these aren't common even in Hidalgo County.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Hidalgo County