Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1378319

Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus yuccae

Observation date: April 22, 2024
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mostly sunny, mild temp 62 degrees F., little breeze. New species for me. One observed flying to a leafless bush and basking briefly. I only managed to get a couple of marginal photos before litocala moth scared it away. The thick body, frosted VHW and two large spots near the VHW costa indicate this is Yucca Giant-Skipper.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 23, 2024
Coordinator notes: nice lifer! and great ics, too. thanks, Topper!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County