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Duskywing Puzzle - Erynnis - male

Duskywing Puzzle - Erynnis - Male
Skull Valley, AZ, USA (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
August 5, 2006
None of my field guide images show a white or even light colored head?? Difficult group!

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Duskywing Puzzle - Erynnis - male Duskywing Puzzle - Erynnis - male Duskywing Puzzle - Erynnis - male

Pale head is a new one for me.
I don't think it is one of the white-fringed species. The fringe is I think pale, but not white. Looks like it could be E. meridianus, E. telemachus, or E. afrainius, which can be very similar to one-another.

 
Pale headed Erynnis sp
I've seen this head characteristic several times here & doubt it to be of just the one individual.
Thanks David.

Looking at it again...fresh
From this photo, I'd say it's Mournful. If in an oak environment, that would clinch it. Other possibility is Funereal.

I have no explanation for head color, nor the way it held its wings.

 
Duskywing
Thanks Ron.
We are in a Scrub oak , Q. turbinella, zone @ the lower edge of the Pinion/juniper zone.

 
Then, it's Mournful.
...

Moved
Moved from Spread-wing Skippers.
Now to find someone who can do something with it.

What was the habitat?
What was the habitat?

 
A very good question.
Were you thinking oak/Mournful, Tom?

 
I won't take a guess on this
I won't take a guess on this one.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Butterflies.

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