Checkered skippers across the creek
Likely P. albescens, but cannot rule out P. communis.
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).
checkered skipper of some sort maybe?
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.