Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 853124

Carus Skipper
Polites carus

Observation date: April 20, 2013
Submitted by: joeschelling
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed in a muddy area at the edge of an asphalt road near dried cattails; sunny but cool morning.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 24, 2013
Coordinator notes: I haven't seen Carus for several years - good going! Your dorsal and ventral shots are very helpful in identifying challenging species like this one.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County