Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1373143

Orange Skipperling
Copaeodes aurantiaca

Observation date: October 11, 2023
Submitted by: jamesvonloh
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Along the Arroyo Trail, Organ Mountains, this skipperling perched on maturing Green Sprangletop fruiting panicles. The only skipper observed over ~ 2mi of trail and <15 butterflies in total observed. The mid-day was warm, windy, and under full sun.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: October 19, 2023
Coordinator notes: thanks, Jim!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County