Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 910812

Columbine Duskywing
Erynnis lucilius

Observation date: July 17, 2013
Submitted by: beastbreath
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: layberry
Verified date: August 11, 2014
Coordinator notes: This is a member of a very tough genus to sort out, even when the specimens are mounted. The most common member is Juvenal's skipper, but I can't tell if it is that one or another from the picture. Additional note: Juvenal's has only one generation, in May, so it can't be that. You don't have the Wild Indigo Duskywing there, so it must be a Columbine, the only other species with a second generation. Ross Layberry
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Clinton County