Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)

Bentson Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo Co., TX
2 November 1999

Bentson Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo Co., TX
2 November 1999

Bentson Rio Grande State Park, Hidalgo Co., TX
2 November 1999

My thanks to Andy Warren, who identified this skipper as Common Mellana. He added the caveat that you can't be completely sure which species a Quisimellana is without dissecting the the genitalia. I have listed it as Common Mellana, because that is the only Quisimellana that has been recorded in the US to date.