Oregon Branded Skipper - new for Mainland BC

A review of old photos from 2017 suggested a possible Hesperia sp. not known to occur in BC except on Vanc. Island.
Photos taken July 6, 2020 confirm that Hesperia colorado oregonia has a mainland population at least in one location on the Sunshine Coast on Pender Hill. This is a species of special concern in BC with estimates of total BC population quoted to be low, possibly <1000 individuals. COSEWIC status is "endangered"
See link for more detail.
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/species-risk-public-registry/cosewic-assessments-status-reports/oregon-branded-skipper-2013.html

Lähettänyt hmbbirder hmbbirder, 7. heinäkuuta 2020 18:15

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