Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 936349

California Giant-Skipper
Agathymus stephensi

Observation date: September 28, 2013
Date notes: mid day about 1400 hrs
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Rests on host plant head up, Weather was mid eighties to low nineties day. Cool evening temps brought groups of this insect to canyons bottoms. Where they seemed to shelter in wind caves or depressions, on warm rock walls. Anza Borrego Desert
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 06, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County