Ahhh... the delicate art of correctly identifying cloudywing skippers! I finished mounting the specimens I collected in Oklahoma and now I'm trying to identify the four cloudywings (last four pairs in the photo below, one I accidentally broke trying to open the wings, not realizing it had already dried out). The first specimen in these photos is an old one from part of a collection that was given to me, and the second specimen I collected in southern Arizona in 2005. Based on the information I've read, I believe that...
1. was correctly identified as Thorybes bathyllus (southern cloudywing)
2. T. pylades - (northern cloudywing), but that's tentative and it looks like a possible T. bathyllus
3. female T. pylades (originally mistook this for T. bathyllus)
4. female T. bathyllus (southern)
5-6. I think are both T. bathyllus (southern cloudywing)
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