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Skipper - Polites vibex

Skipper - Polites vibex
Dove Field, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 27, 2019
All three images are the same butterfly. The first two are with flash, the third is without.

Craig Marks ID'd this in the field as a Swarthy Skipper, but now that I look at these images, it looks different from the ones in the guide. Can anyone confirm or provide an alternate ID?

Images of this individual: tag all
Skipper - Polites vibex Skipper Skipper - Polites vibex

Thanks, John!
Moved from Skippers.

Looks like...
..a very worn Whirlabout, Polites vibex.
There were several at that site.

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