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Hylephila phyleus? - Hylephila phyleus

Hylephila phyleus? - Hylephila phyleus
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
November 3, 2007
Size: ~ 1.5 cm
I think it's Hylephila phyleus, but I/m not 100% sure. Also is it male or female?

Looks like a male to me. The markings on the inner wings look most like a male Fiery Skipper than a female. Compare yours to this one and see what I mean:

Fiery skipper looks right, though colored on the light side.
We still have a ton of them flying in SoCal. They were by far the most common butterfly here in this drought year.

Thank you for help!
Thank you for help!

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