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    • Pyrgus
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    • Checkered Skippers

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Recent observations

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Date

February 6, 2016 03:30 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I believe that this is Pyrgus communis, rather than the Pyrgus oileus that we also get here, but I'd appreciate if someone could confirm that for me. Single specimen observed about 3:30 PM CST resting on plant, not then nectaring or flying. Sunny; 62 F; breezy. If this is P. communis, then it's the first that I've seen in the immediate area this year. Unfortunately, I could snap a shot only if the dorsal wings, not the central as well.

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

snowgyre

Date

September 29, 2015

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Observer

onildo_marini

Date

July 11, 2009 11:45 AM BRT

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What

Checkered Skippers Genus Pyrgus

Observer

finatic

Date

December 23, 2015 03:29 PM PST

Description

Hidalgo County, Texas, US

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What

Tropical Checkered Skipper Pyrgus oileus

Observer

finatic

Date

December 26, 2015 03:59 PM PST

Description

Hidalgo County, Texas, US

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What

Tropical Checkered Skipper Pyrgus oileus

Observer

gaudettelaura

Date

December 25, 2015

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What

Tropical Checkered Skipper Pyrgus oileus

Observer

adorantes

Date

August 21, 2011

Description

Sobre flores de Heliotropium sp.

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What

Carline Skipper Pyrgus carlinae

Observer

paulcools

Date

July 14, 2008 03:36 PM BST

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What

Two-banded Checkered Skipper Pyrgus ruralis

Observer

fmgee

Date

April 30, 2014 03:51 PM PDT

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What

Two-banded Checkered Skipper Pyrgus ruralis

Observer

fmgee

Date

May 22, 2013 02:01 PM PDT

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What

Checkered Skippers Genus Pyrgus

Observer

finatic

Date

December 23, 2015 02:52 PM PST

Description

Hidalgo County, Texas, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Tropical Checkered Skipper Pyrgus oileus

Observer

adorantes

Date

August 9, 2011
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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.