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Umber Skipper - Poanes melane

Umber Skipper - Poanes melane
Cupertino, Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, Santa Clara County, California, USA
March 31, 2015
Similar to Umber Skipper, but pattern of spots under forewing suggests something else; also P melane is a fall species here -- I've never seen Umbers this early. Rural environment, Rancho San Antonio area (ie, my back yard).

Moved from Grass Skippers.

Looks like Umber skipper to me.
Spot pattern similar to Fiery female but missing spot in FW cell above.
A immigrant from LA. where several March sightings have been reported.

Moved from Skippers.

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