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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

White checkered skipper Genus Pyrgus

Observer

maestra_lq_ahs

Date

September 12, 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

September 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

josenunez

Date

August 26, 2006

Photos / Sounds

Observer

royaltyler

Date

September 17, 2014 02:15 PM EDT

Description

Checkered skippers across the creek

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

emckiernan

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Likely P. albescens, but cannot rule out P. communis.

Photos / Sounds

What

White Checkered-skipper Genus Pyrgus

Observer

mickeylong

Date

September 16, 2014

Description

Correcting this ID to Pyrgus albescens (White Checkered Skipper) based on range and technical input on these two virtually identical skippers. Thanks to lepidopterist Jack Levy for the correction.
Two seen, upperside view of individual on Puncture Vine (Tribulus terrestris); second individual, underside view on Common Sunflower leaf (Helianthus annuus).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

dpom

Date

September 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

royaltyler

Date

September 14, 2014 11:30 AM CDT

Description

checkered skipper of some sort maybe?

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

gelo

Date

March 3, 2014 04:29 PM PET

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

gelo

Date

February 28, 2014 02:15 PM PET

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

loarie

Date

September 13, 2014

Place

Tiburon (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

mayfly1963

Date

September 13, 2014
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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.