Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 731010

Wyoming Satyr
Neominois wyomingo

Observation date: August 12, 2012
Submitted by: Dwaine Wagoner
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Not a county record, but no recent Wyoming records.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kent
Verified date: August 20, 2012
Coordinator notes: #1 thank you for all of your excellent photographs of unusual species. #2 Pelham's catalogue (2008) lists wyomingo as a subspecies of ridingsii. Scott in the species description of wyomingo (1998) describes wyomingo as flying later. This identification is entirely based on date. The BAMONA database currently lists wyomingo as a separate species, but being as Pelham (2008) is the most recent authority, this 'species' should be reduced to a 'subspecies' of ridingsii in the database. Not that any of this matters to the butterfly, or diminishes the fact that you took an excellent photo of a hard to photograph and unusual species - thank you!
Checklist region(s): United States, Wyoming, Natrona County