Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 742001

Mexican Sootywing
Pholisora mejicanus

Observation date: August 26, 2012
Submitted by: jjweber
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Puddling in damp area next to parking lot
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: March 17, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Brewster County