Hesperia colorado near tildeni
Tilden's Western Branded Skipper
This skipper is easily found nectaring in the Frazier Park/Mt Piños area in the late summer and into October. It flies in the Temblor and Sierra Madre ranges in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties to the west, and east in the Tehachapis as well. Tildeni was described from the Cherry Flat Reservoir east of San Jose. At first, it was considered a full species; you may also see it as a subspecies of comma.