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Skipper Identification, British Columbia, Canada

 
 
Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2015 10:27 pm
I'm needing some help identifying this skipper. It was seen in Vancouver, British Columbia. Any help is greatly appreciated!

https://youtu.be/aRY7wTQYwXQ

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ForumHulio
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2015 07:57 am
@ForumHulio,
grr, I don't see how to edit or delete this thread. I accidentally pasted the wrong link. The link should be:
https://youtu.be/ZqTtQRzTNfs
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2015 08:01 am
@ForumHulio,
It might be a long-tailed skipper
http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Long-tailed-Skipper

I'd take a look at the images on that site and make some comparisons. One thing I know from bird watching is that there are variations in individuals, so pay attention to range and what is expected to be in your area. It's a lot more likely that you're seeing a variant of something expected, versus something exotic.
ForumHulio
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2015 04:07 pm
@jespah,
Hey Jespah, thank you for the reply. To me, it doesn't seem to be a match, as the skipper I saw doesn't have the tail, and the range seems to be off. While they're sometimes seen in California, there doesn't seem to be records of sightings north of there. I'll look into that site more... thank you!
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ForumHulio
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2015 04:28 pm
Okay, I'm pretty sure it's a woodland skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides).
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2015 04:44 pm
@ForumHulio,
Oh, cool; I'm glad it helped. And, I didn't even notice you had mentioned Vancouver (I need to stop going online without my glasses).
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ForumHulio
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 10:01 am
haha no worries. Thank you again for the reply.
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