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A Cloudywing Skipper with Confusing Markings - Thorybes confusis - male - female

A Cloudywing Skipper with Confusing Markings - Thorybes confusis - Male Female
Sandhills Game Lands, Bagget Lake , Richmond County, North Carolina, USA
December 13, 1901
Size: 30 mm
I don't think I am looking at the correct identifying traits/markings for these Coudywings.

Confused Cloudywings
Will, you should be confused. Above specimen is a female with strong large markings like Southern Cloudywing but no white at the antennal club bend. She has a white face which is diagnostic for Confused.The below male is basically unmarked except for a extremely offset outward spot of the subapical band. These are typical variations of Confused. I believe many are misidentified and under reported since they are so variable.

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Confused Cloudywing
Cliff, thanks for the ID and the very instructive comments.

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