Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 940739

Mohave Sootywing
Hesperopsis libya

Observation date: September 29, 2013
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: nectar of sugar bush kept it coming back, very hot day high nineties. scattered summer rains brings blooms in fall.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 03, 2013
Coordinator notes: This is a skipper with often unpredictable flight times and numbers based on yearly weather patterns with best flights after good winter rainfall. During droughts, they may not fly at all in a given year.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County