Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1350046

Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia proterpia

Observation date: February 03, 2019
Submitted by: David F Smith
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 21, 2023
Coordinator notes: I confess I cannot find a great match for this critter. It seems to lie in the general neighborhood of Sleepy and Tailed Oranges. The brownish areas on the ventral hindwing seem located consistent with cool season Tailed Orange (Pyrisitia proterpia), so I am calling it that. However, to my knowledge (admittedly not extensive) all versions of that species have a HW tail, either subtle or prominent, and yours lacks any hint of a tail. So I could be wrong. If so, I hope someone else comes along to correct me. Consider this a tentative ID.
Checklist region(s): Mexico, Sonora