Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1374437

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes aenus

Observation date: June 26, 2023
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: One of my local "most wanted" species, especially after nearby iNat observations in 2022. A single male(?) in a flood-scoured gully. Seeking shade as the temp rose. Just within Jefferson County.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 05, 2023
Coordinator notes: Certainly is A. aenus. Can't see clearly enough to tell if male or female but probably a male being in the flood blown-out creek...Yes, they do like bare creek bottoms but especially steep rocky ravines in canyons (and they go to wet soil-sandy spots when newly emerged. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Jefferson County