Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 975255

Yuma Skipper
Ochlodes yuma

Observation date: May 29, 2014
Submitted by: Samuel Grijalva
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: dark orange on the dorsal side. very active during the warm part of the day near tall marsh grass.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 31, 2014
Coordinator notes: It should be yuma in Solano County. I would reject the photo if taken in some other counties because other skippers in those places can look similar to yuma in a photo. Yuma of course is a large sized skipper, not obvious in your photo. Associated with Phragmites australis, a tall grass species-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Solano County