Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris), photo by Rick and Libby Avis
In their book The Butterflies of British Columbia, Guppy and co-author Jon Shepard say: "The Dun Skipper is known from southern Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and the Fraser River canyon upstream to Lillooet. Except for the Lillooet population the species has been encountered only as single individuals in mesic grassy areas, often along old railway right-of-ways. The single Lillooet observation was at a spring surrounded by an extremely xeric area. The spring area had enough sedge to support a population of Dun Skipper."
The important role of citizen scientists in the collection of biodiversity data can't be overstated. Photo record contributors to E-Fauna BC and E-Flora BC have frequently added new range information about BC wild species and, in some cases, new species have been added to the flora or fauna.
Read the E-Fauna atlas page for the Dun Skipper here.
View the Dun Skipper photo gallery on E-Fauna BC here.
Visit Rick and Libby's photo gallery on E-Fauna here.