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Photo#604042
Butterfly - Hylephila phyleus

Butterfly - Hylephila phyleus
Davis, Yolo County, California, USA
October 28, 2011
Size: A few cm long.
Several of these were flying around and the pictures likely show more then one specimen as it was hard to keep track of which was which.

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Butterfly - Hylephila phyleus Butterfly - Hylephila phyleus Butterfly - Hylephila phyleus

Moved
Moved from Skippers.

I would guess...
Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus

 
Looks close
What kind of lookalikes are there?

 
Sachem
The only one similar that would be found in your area is Sachem (Atalopedes campestris) but I think yours is too dark. I'm pretty sure its the Fiery.

 
Another possibility...
Another similar species in the areas is the Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti) but again, I think the side shot you have indicates that the spots are too dark.

 
All three look close...
Comparing with pictures on the guide, I would think your guess is the best candidate out of the three, but I don't think I am quite where I could tell these species apart yet, especially H. phyleus and P. sabuleti.

Thanks for the help, its much appreciated.

Same as?
This one?

Thanks
I've been wondering if this was a skipper for a while now.

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