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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Nectaring on Cowpen Daisy (Verbesina encelioides). This individual actually *has* the supposed "missing white dot" in the submarginal row near the apex; I don't know what to make of that. I don't believe this is a Desert or Tropical C-S.

ID Note: In the Austin area, I tend to ignore the communis/albescens identification problem even though past records indicate that the latter species is found periodically in the area. I'm just that sloppy.

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

October 28, 2014 01:34 PM PDT

Place

Nelson, NV (Google, OSM)

Description

Grizzled Skipper (Lepidopterans Hesperiidae Prygus malvae) butterfly, eyes, antennae & proboscis.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

naturenut

Date

October 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tropical Checkered Skipper Pyrgus oileus

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

I think this is the male...

Photos / Sounds

Observer

poncho

Date

October 25, 2007

Place

Paquimé (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tropical Checkered Skipper Pyrgus oileus

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 27, 2014

Description

A lifer. Knew it the second it landed...

Photos / Sounds

P1350895

Observer

taogirl

Date

October 21, 2014

Place

I 37, TX (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

royaltyler

Date

October 27, 2014 09:32 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

royaltyler

Date

October 26, 2014 08:41 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

October 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

microm

Date

October 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 24, 2014

Description

Common or White Checkered-Skipper

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Description from Wikipedia

Pyrgus is a genus in the skippers butterfly family, Hesperiidae, known as the grizzled skippers. The name 'Grizzled Skipper' best describes this genus, but in some countries the name 'Checkered Skipper' or 'Chequered Skipper' is applied to some species. Strictly speaking, 'chequered skippers' applies to butterflies of the genus Carterocephalus.

No range data available.