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  Sighting 1358023

Python Skipper
Atrytonopsis python

Observation date: June 04, 2023
Submitted by: mashoop58
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/165563400 additional views and information can be found at this site. Spots appear yellowish to me could it be a Python instead of Margarita?
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 09, 2023
Coordinator notes: regrettably, BAMONA does not recognize Margarita, so I have to accept it as Python and then explain in the notes why it is not python. then I'll change it back to margarita when BAMONA allows it. Margarita is native to the Sandias, to that is the default choice. I agree the pale translucent FW spots have a suggestion of yellow, but they are not as yellow as I would expect for python, plus the yellow tone to the background rocks could be showing through the translucent spots.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County