Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 730315

Observation date: August 05, 2012
Submitted by: mudgrub12
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: hot morning very slight breeze. At first thought this was just another bee at the mint flowers, the bright wings caught my eye, saw it was a small butterfly (about the size of a honey bee). Always had dorsal presentation, could not get front view before it flew away. Did have dark eyes like a skipper.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: August 22, 2012
Coordinator notes: This looks like a light forewing colored suetus. It can also be pink or deeper brown. Kelly
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Placer County