Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 999524

Rare Skipper
Problema bulenta

Observation date: August 06, 2014
Submitted by: Brian Taber
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I know this can be a tricky identification, but I like the overall coloring, the hook-shaped under forewing black mark, the forewing shape, the largely orange area below the black on the antennae and on the flying butterfly under the sitting one, though not a perfect image, the broad dark borders on the upperwings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: richardhsmith
Verified date: August 16, 2014
Coordinator notes: This species determination was revised from an earlier determination as Delaware Skipper. After an extensive review of additional photos of several specimens from same vicinity, day, and time period, taken by submitter and an associate, it became clear that these specimens were from a second brood Rare Skipper population. The males appear to be smaller than in single brood populations occurring in MD, DE, and NJ.
Checklist region(s): James City County, Virginia, United States