Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Swarthy Skipper
Nastra lherminier

Observation date: October 21, 2021
Submitted by: rchensley
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this butterfly feeding on a Fall Sneezeweed at Cibolo Center for Conservation. The veins being distinctly paler than the remainder of the underside of the hind wing and the dark color seen on the dorsal surface (that is visible) leads me to believe it is this species, even though it is well west of its typical range.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 08, 2023
Coordinator notes: I believe you are correct. HW color makes me think this is not Nastra julia (which I thought it might be at first). This is a little far west for N. lherminier but there are some sightings around Austin and near Choate. Hard to know whether this sp. is established at or around the Cibolo center, of course.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Kendall County