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Common Checkered Skipper

Pyrgus communis


Upperside of male forewing has black checkered pattern on outer half. Female is more heavily patterned, but markings are more brown and diffuse. Hindwing of both male and female white. Underside of male hindwing with pale checkered pattern. Underside of female with yellow-tan markings on hindwing and tip of forewing. Short-day form has underside hindwing veins with heavy gray-green outlines. Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 inches (3.8 - 6.3 cm).


Zexmenia in garden in Tucson.

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Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Nov 4, 2013
Submitted on Dec 7, 2013

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