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Sachem - Hodges #4049  - Hylephila phyleus - female

Sachem - Hodges #4049 - Hylephila phyleus - Female
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
November 25, 2012
Taken at Bentsen Rio Grande Valley SP

Moved from Sachem.

in my opinion - Hylephila phyleus (female)
Hylephila phyleus female

Atalopedes campestris female

Note in your image and the Hylephila phyleus images on the underside of the FW - the dark basal patch with the adjoining dark patch attached to the upper corner of the basal patch.
This is characteristic of the female Hylephila phyleus.

Note in the Atalopedes campestris images that there is a dark basal patch but that there is not an adjoining dark patch.

After looking at your example
After looking at your examples and reviewing examples of Fiery and Sachem from Hidalgo county, Texas on "Butterflies of America" web site, this skipper does appear to be female fiery skipper.

Moved from ID Request.

I agree with Cliff but I would say female.

The large long dark spot underside the fore wing fooled me. The image helps clarify.

Thanks for the assistance guy
Thanks for the assistance guys. I woulda never picked this one out.

Looks like a sachem male to me.

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